Is Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Too Dangerous

Jefferson is a young healthy middle aged man. He is a tour operator and keeps on travelling most of the time. But past few days I saw him little tensed and seen him avoiding his neighbors like the way he was avoiding me. I asked him what the matter with him. He said he is afraid and pretty tensed as doctor has told him that he is suffering from skin cancer. Really a person with such a sound health and charisma will fall pray of tension when he will get to know that he is suffering from cancer. I checked his report and got to know that he has developed Non melanoma skin cancer on his collar bone. After going through it thoroughly I took a deep breath of relief as it was the initial stage and the tumor is not developed properly and it is tender.

I am not a doctor but I do have some knowledge in medical science and in some common diseases which are in loose at USA. Skin cancer is of two types, it is; Melanoma and Non-Melanoma. Melanoma is not so common in this country but it is much more fatal and causes majority of deaths related to skin cancer. On the other hand Non-Melanoma refers to the skin cancer which generally occurs in upper layers of skin. It is the most common form of skin cancer. Every year more than 1.3 million people are diagnosed with non melanoma skin cancer.

Modern techniques of surgeries and usage of chemotherapy has made this disease a risk free affair. Depending upon up on the stage of the cancer diagnosed doctors undertake preventive measures to eradicate it. Believe it or not 99.8% cases have been operated successfully and Jefferson is not the only guy suffering from skin cancer.

Non-Melanoma skin cancer can further be classified in to two sections. They are Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma(SCC). BCC is the most common form skin cancer in USA. Almost majority of individuals gets tangled with it. But it hardly kills anyone. In 80% of the cases it is found in head and neck of a person. SCC is the second most common type of skin cancer and accounts only 10% of Non-melanoma skin cancer.

In both the cases considerably there is less chance of spreading of tumor on the body. There is only 0.5% chances of BCC to spread over the body. The risk is slightly higher in case of SCC it spread over the body in 4% cases. Very marginal is not it. Treatment for non melanoma skin cancer comprises of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

It is cured within a short span of time if treatment is done in a proper way. You will come across lot of people who had this disease before but now they are free from it and happily living their life. Need not worry friends medical science has developed in a massively and there is always a solution. Non-melanoma skin cancer is not a deadly tumor it occurs due to over exposure to sun’s ultra violet rays in most of the cases so by now you may have understood what should be the precaution to calm it.

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