Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Beware Of The Stubborn Rash - It Could Be Skin Cancer!

Have you noticed a stubborn scaly rash that simply refuses to go away?

It is important to take note that not all skin cancers are pigmented like moles. Non-pigmented skin cancers such as squamous cell cancer and basal cell cancer are in fact more common than mole cancers.

In the early stages, these cancers may not appear alarming at all. They have been mistaken for eczema or a case of skin allergy.

These skin cancers are linked to chronic or intense overexposure to ultraviolet rays. Some patients who are on long term medications which suppress the body's natural immunity (immunosuppressants) also have increased risk of developing skin cancers.

Thankfully, these cancers are highly curable when detected and treated at the early stage. Therefore, it is very important that any new growth or unusual-looking rash be promptly evaluated by a dermatologist.