The American Cancer Society website features a picture of skin cancer on the scalp.Images of actinic keratosis on the scalpare alsopresented onlineat MedlinePlusand Skin Cancer Foundation.Continue Reading
Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of malignancy, as stated by ACS. Early detection of the diseaseand prompt treatment are critical for increasing a patient's survival rate.
The gallery of skin cancer images available at ACS includes basal cell carcinoma on the scalp. The scalp is one of the most common sites where malignant cells can develop. Physicians strongly recommend checking the scalp for anomalous spots or protrusions on a monthly basis. Actinic keratosis, which is a possible precancerous condition, develops due to excessive exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun. MedlinePlus displays a picture of a brownish lesion calledkeratosis on a balding individual, while the image at SCF shows multiple keratoses as reddish spots.Learn more about Cancer