The term ‘sunburn’ is now a catchall term for skin cancers that can affect the skin from a variety of angles.
The term ‘skin cancer’ has been used by health professionals to describe a range of conditions, from melanoma to melanoma skin cancers to squamous cell carcinoma.
However, there is no standard definition of what constitutes a skin cancer.
In the UK, for example, the term ‘cutaneous melanoma’ is used, but the term refers to any of a number of types of melanoma, which can include non-melanoma skin cancer such as non-small cell lung cancer.
While there is an emerging consensus that melanoma is a cancer of the skin, skin cancers of the hairline and skin that occur on the scalp and elsewhere, including on the face, are often diagnosed in non-specific ways, such as by the use of skin tests.
Although skin cancer is often lumped into the umbrella of skin cancers, it is a relatively rare disease, and only about 10% of melanomas are diagnosed by the standard skin test.
There are a number different types of skin cancer that are classified as melanomas, and they include: Melanoma type I: The most common form of melanosis, type I melanoma occurs when cells are growing on the surface of the epidermis, which in turn, produces a layer of fine, white or brown fibres known as melanin.
Type I melanomas can develop in both adults and children, and the disease is usually seen in young adults.
Melancholic melanoma: A type of melanocortin-4-producing cancer, type II melanoma causes melanin cells to divide into smaller, more numerous, non-neutrophilic cells.
Types II and III melanomas have been found to be more common in women.
Pantagenital melanoma (PANM): An abnormal growth of skin cells that forms over the epiphysis of the pituitary gland, which is a small part of the brain.
It is usually caused by an autoimmune disease.
A more common form is pheochromocytoma, where cells become abnormally white.
Celiac disease: This is a genetic condition in which the immune system attacks the lining of the small intestine and the surrounding tissue.
An immune response may cause the body to produce harmful chemicals called inflammatory cytokines that can lead to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Type 2 melanoma or type 2C: A more common type of skin melanoma.
The growth of the cells in the epichymis and basal cell carcinomas, also called epidermal carcinomas.
In people with type 2 melanomas it is very difficult to treat because they are difficult to distinguish from type 1 melanomas.
Skin cancers of this type include: Type 2 melanocytes (also called melanocytes): These are the most aggressive type of non-pandemic skin cancer, and can produce white or dark pigmentation.
Skeletal melanoma melanoma type 2 (SMLM2): An aggressive form of non pandemic melanoma that develops on the spine.
Derm-type melanoma keratopathy melanoma; type 2 keratopathoma: Dermatologist Dr. William Lippitt, in his book The Anatomy of Skin Cancer, describes this type of cancer as ‘a skin cancer of which the outer layer of the tumor is composed of keratin’.
Type 1 melanoma(T2M): A type 1 malignant melanoma in which a cell divides into a new, malignant cell.
Type 2 keratinosis (T2K): A form of skin keratosis.
Nodular melanoma-type keratoma (NKBK): Skin keratomas are keratocytes that form a layer on the outer surface of skin.
They can grow on the body or in the face.
Treatment for this type is usually surgery to remove the keratin cells and sometimes other therapies to control the growth of new skin cells.
The condition of skin damage that occurs when the skin grows on top of the underlying skin tissue is called skin atrophy, and it can cause severe symptoms including loss of hair and the appearance of thinning or wrinkling of the outer skin.
People who have skin atroper lesion are at increased risk of developing melanoma and can develop skin cancer when they have an underlying skin disease such as psoriasis.
Symptoms of skin atrope include: skin loss or loss of pigmentation of the affected skin; loss of the normal pigmentation and colouring of the surrounding skin; or discolouration of the overall appearance of the face and body.
Treatment involves skin