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  • Common Skin Problems Infections Athletes foot (tinea pedis) Caused by fungal infection Boils and carbuncles Caused by bacterial infection Cold sores Caused by virus
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  • Common Skin Problems Infections and allergies Contact dermatitis Exposures cause allergic reaction Impetigo Caused by bacterial infection Psoriasis Cause is unknown Triggered by trauma, infection, stress
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  • Skin Cancer Cancerabnormal cell growth Classified two ways Benign Does not spread Malignant Metastasized (moves) to other parts of the body Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer
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  • Skin Cancer Types Basal cell carcinoma Least malignant Most common type Arises from stratum basale
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  • Skin Cancer Types Squamous cell carcinoma Metastasizes to lymph nodes if not removed Early removal allows a good chance of cure Believed to be sun- induced Arises from stratum spinosum
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  • Skin Cancer Types Malignant melanoma Most deadly of skin cancers Cancer of melanocytes Metastasizes rapidly to lymph nodes and blood vessels