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A REVIEW ON SKIN CANCER

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Author(s): S. Ramya Silpa | Chidvila V

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 4;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 83;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Skin cancer | BCC | SCC | melanoma | UV-light.

ABSTRACT
Skin cancer can be of 2 types mainly. They are malignant melanoma and non-malignant melanoma. Skin cancer mainly occurs due to exposure of sunlight. Ozone depletion and chemical exposures are other factors involved in precipitating skin cancer. Mutations of p53 gene are involved in UV- induced carcinogenesis. P53 gene acts vital in development of SCC. So, prevention of skin cancer is the main criteria. Regular application of sunscreens could be one of the primary prevention. The purpose of present review is to outline types, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of skin cancer.
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