Prathima Cancer Institute

Best Hospital for Skin Cancer in Warangal, Telangana

Department of Skin Cancer

There are three main types of skin cancer:

  • basal cell carcinoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • melanoma 

Risk Factors

  • Exposure to UV radiation from the sun, sunburn
  • Moles, ABCDE warning signs of melanoma in a mole
  • Asymmetry: irregular shape.
  • Border: blurry or irregularly shaped edges.
  • Color: mole with more than one color.
  • Diameter: larger than 6 mm.
  • Evolution: enlarging, changing in shape, color, or size.
  • Precancerous skin lesions
  • Fair skin
  • A family history of skin cancer
  • Genetic ( Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Nevoid BCC Syndrome, Albunism)
  • Immunosuppressed state
  • Arsenic exposure


Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

  • A flesh-colored round growth, pearl-like nodule, or a pinkish patch of skin.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

  • A firm pink or red nodule.
  • A rough, scaly patch that might itch, bleed and become crusty.


  • A brown-pigmented patch or nodule.
  • A mole that changes in color, size or that bleeds.


  • Biopsy 
  • PET Scan


  • Surgery
  • Cryotherapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Mohs microscopic surgery
  • Chemotherapy and immunotherapy
  • Radiation therapy


  • Avoid the excessive sun exposure
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear protective clothing, sunglasses

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