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Which type of skin cancer grows fast and metastasizes early?

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Which type of skin cancer grows fast and metastasizes early?

Postby bedford51 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:23 pm

A. squamous cell
B. melanoma
C. kaposi's sarcoma
D. no skin cancer grows fast and metastasize early
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Which type of skin cancer grows fast and metastasizes early?

Postby donat » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:27 pm

B.

Basal cell carcinomas are present on sun-exposed areas of the skin, especially the face. They rarely metastasize and rarely cause death. They are easily treated with surgery or radiation.

Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) are common, but much less common than basal cell cancers. They metastasize more frequently than BCCs. Even then, the metastasis rate is quite low, with the exception of SCCs of the lip, ear, and in immunosuppressed patients.

Melanomas are the least frequent of the 3 common skin cancers. They frequently metastasize, and are deadly once spread.
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