SKIN CANCERS - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports


Actinic Keratosis – considered the earliest stage in the development of skin cancer.  Dry, scaly patches or spots – years of sun exposure.  AK's increase the rest of getting squamous cell carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma – Most common type of skin cancer – usually from frequent sun exposure. Needs to be treated promptly as it can invade the surrounding tissue.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Second most common type of skin cancer.  Frequent sun exposure.  It tends to grow deep and can cause damage and disfigurement

Melanoma – deadliest form of skin cancer – a change is often the first sign where moles appear and their appearance.

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