What does skin cancer mean?

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skin can·cer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skin cancer(noun)

    a malignant neoplasm of the skin


  1. skin cancer(Noun)

    A malignant growth on the skin, such as melanoma.


  1. Skin cancer

    Skin cancers are named after the type of skin cell from which they arise. Basal cell cancer originates from the lowest layer of the epidermis, and is the most common but least dangerous skin cancer. Squamous cell cancer originates from the middle layer, and is less common but more likely to spread and, if untreated, become fatal. Melanoma, which originates in the pigment-producing cells, is the least common, but most aggressive, most likely to spread and, if untreated, become fatal. Still, melanoma has one of the higher survival rates among major cancer, with over 75% of patients surviving 10 years in the UK during 2005-2007. In the UK in 2010, 12,818 people were diagnosed with malignant melanoma, and about 100,000 people were diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer. There were 2,746 deaths from skin cancer, 2,203 from malignant melanoma and 546 from non-malignant melanoma. In the US in 2008, 59,695 people were diagnosed with melanoma, and 8,623 people died from it. Most cases are caused by over-exposure to UV rays from the sun or sunbeds.

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How to say skin cancer in sign language?

  1. skincancer


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skin cancer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skin cancer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of skin cancer in a Sentence

  1. Katja Koto:

    It is true, that pilots have increased incidence of skin cancer.

  2. Brenda Cartmel:

    The more frequent the exposure, the greater the risk of skin cancer.

  3. Don Sawatzky:

    The number one killer of people with albinism is skin cancer, not machete attacks and muti murders (ritual killings).

  4. Bav Shergill:

    Its always important to protect your skin from the suns harmful UV rays, as many as four out of every five cases of skin cancer are preventable.

  5. Mary Maloney:

    I would love to be put out of business and I think this step by the FDA is a step towards reducing the risk of skin cancer in the United States.

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