Two Types Of Skin Cancer

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2.1.1.1 Skin Cancer
Skin is the largest organ of the body. It is the outer part covering of the body that separates human body and the environment, which acts as a barrier, protects our body against infections, toxic substances and UV-radiation (Fuchs & Raghavan, 2002). Epidermis is the top and the outermost layer of the skin, which contains two types of cells: skin cells (basal and squamous) and pigment producing cells (melanocytes). Cancer is a group of disease in which cells develop the ability to grow out of control that can spread and interfere with the other parts of the body. The tumors can become very independent and grow on their own; however, not all tumors are cancerous (Alberta Health Services - Cancer Prevention Program: Environment

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