What does skin cancer look like

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What is the role of your skin?

Your skin protects your body from things like water loss, bacteria, and other poisons by acting as a barrier. The two basic layers of the skin are the dermis (the deeper, thicker layer) and the epidermis (the outer layer) (the epidermis). Three types of cells make up the epidermis. The outermost layer is made up of squamous cells, which shed and turn over on a regular basis. The deepest layer is the basal layer, which is made up of basal cells. Finally, melanocytes are cells that make melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color. More sun exposure causes these cells to produce more melanin, resulting in a tan. This is your body’s attempt to protect you from the sun, and it’s a sign that you’re being sunburned.

The epidermis is exposed to the elements all of the time. It can be harmed by the sun, disease, or cuts and scrapes, despite the fact that it loses skin cells on a regular basis. The remaining skin cells are constantly replicating and multiplying to replace the sloughed skin, and they can sometimes become unduly reproduced or multiplied, resulting in a benign or malignant skin tumor.

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