Skin cancer

Skin cancer

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Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Skin cancer. Close-up of a basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, behind the ear of a 61-year- old man. Basal cell carcinomas, also known as rodent ulcers, are the most common form of skin cancer among fair-skinned people, mostly affecting the elderly. They usually appear on the face and are thought to be caused by the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. Although they slowly destroy surrounding tissues, they seldom spread to other parts of the body. Treatments include surgery, cryosurgery and radiotherapy. For the ear after the surgical removal of the cancer see image M131/381.

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Keywords: basal cell carcinoma, before, cancerous, condition, disorder, ear, growth, healthcare, male, man, medical, medicine, operation, patient, pre-op, pre-operation, rodent ulcer, skin cancer, tumour

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