Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight.
There are three major types of skin cancer — basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by limiting or avoiding exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Checking your skin for suspicious changes can help detect skin cancer at its earliest stages. Early detection of skin cancer gives you the greatest chance for successful skin cancer treatment.
Causes --Skin cancer occurs when errors (mutations) occur in the DNA of skin cells. The mutations cause the cells to grow out of control and form a mass of cancer cells.
Cells involved in skin cancer
Skin cancer begins in your skin's top layer — the epidermis. The epidermis is a thin layer that provides a protective cover of skin cells that your body continually sheds. The epidermis contains three main types of cells:
Squamous cells lie just below the outer surface and function as the skin's inner lining.
Basal cells, which produce new skin cells, sit beneath the squamous cells.
Melanocytes — which produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its normal color — are located in the lower part of your epidermis. Melanocytes produce more melanin when you're in the sun to help protect the deeper layers of your skin.
Where your skin cancer begins determines its type and your treatment options
Ultraviolet light and other potential causes
Much of the damage to DNA in skin cells results from ultraviolet (UV) radiation found in sunlight and in the lights used in tanning beds. But sun exposure doesn't explain skin cancers that develop on skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. This indicates that other factors may contribute to your risk of skin cancer, such as being exposed to toxic substances or having a condition that weakens your immune system

Symptoms--Basal cell carcinoma signs and symptoms

Basal cell carcinoma usually occurs in sun-exposed areas of your body, such as your neck or face.
Basal cell carcinoma may appear as:--A pearly or waxy bump, A flat, flesh-colored or brown scar-like lesion
Squamous cell carcinoma signs and symptoms
Most often, squamous cell carcinoma occurs on sun-exposed areas of your body, such as your face, ears and hands. People with darker skin are more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma on areas that aren't often exposed to the sun.
Squamous cell carcinoma may appear as:--A firm, red nodule, A flat lesion with a scaly, crusted surface
Melanoma signs and symptoms
Melanoma can develop anywhere on your body, in otherwise normal skin or in an existing mole that becomes cancerous. Melanoma most often appears on the face or the trunk of affected men. In women, this type of cancer most often develops on the lower legs. In both men and women, melanoma can occur on skin that hasn't been exposed to the sun.
Melanoma signs include:-A large brownish spot with darker speckles, A mole that changes in color, size or feel or that bleeds, A small lesion with an irregular border and portions that appear red, white, blue or blue-black, Dark lesions on your palms, soles, fingertips or toes, or on mucous membranes lining your mouth, nose, vagina or anus
ARSENIC ALB  3-200- Cancer arising from overgrowth of fibrous tissues or a cancer originating from the epidermis of the skin- may be hard or soft . Start the treatment with 3c potency  and give it four times a day and go on selecting the potency  which effects the most. If this remedy cannot cure it will at least reduce the pain and maintain or restore the general health
ARSENICUM IODIDE 3—Epithelioma. Exfoliation of skin in large scales , leaving a raw exuding  surface beneath
ARGENTUM NITRICUM 30- Melanoma of the skin. Brown, tense and hard skin. Withered and dried up skin. Drawing in skin as from a spider web
CANNABIS SATIVA Q- Fatty acids present  in hemp protect the skin against sun. 15 drops in half a cup of water is used for protection of the skin against the skin cancer due to the sun rays
CONIUM MACULATUM 200- Epithelioma. Piercing pain, worse at night
EUPHORBIUM 3—Ulcerating carcinoma and epithelioma of the skin
HYDRSTIS CANADENSIS 30- Cancerous formation of the skin. Skin is ulcerated with small pox like eruptions
KALI ARSENIC 30- Skin cancer with no other visible symptoms except many small nodules under the skin
LOBELIA ERNUS 30- Epithelioma , that is malignant tumor consisting principally of epithelial cells originating from the epidermis of the skin or in a mucous membrane and developing rapidly . Dryness of the skin, nose and mucous membrane of the cheeks
LYCOPODIUM  CLAVATUM 200- Skin hard and indurated . Epithelioma. Visicid and offensive perspiration .

RADIUM BROMIDE 30- Cancer of the skin with itching , burning and restlessness. Epithelioma

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