Believed to result from exposure to ultraviolet radiation, skin cancer is an unusual, rapid growth of human skin cells.
Too much exposure to ultraviolet rays
Age over 40
Family history of melanoma
Medical conditions affecting the immune system
Surgery: The primary treatment of all stages, surgery is aimed at removing the tumor.
Chemotherapy: This therapy is used to either kill the cancer cells or to stop them from dividing through the use of drugs.
Radiation therapy: It is the use of high-energy x-rays and radiation to kill cancer cells or stop them from growing.
Biologic therapy: In this therapy, the patient’s immune system is used to fight cancer. Substances from the body are developed in a laboratory to boost, or restore natural defenses of the body to fight vcancer.
Targeted therapy: In this therapy, drugs or other substances are used to attack cancer cells.