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A form of skin cancer localized in the epidermis that can invade the surrounding tissue, nerves, blood vessels, cartilage and bone structures. Usually found on sun exposed areas and rarely metastasizes.
a category of chemical uv filters initially used to preserve the shelf life of varnishes and paints, then was added to sunscreens in the 1950s. It's use today has expanded to many personal care and cosmetic products in addition to sunscreens. Due to its prevalence in many products, it is definitely an ingredient to become aware of and why it was named Allergen of the Year in 2014.
A biopsy of skin entails taking a sample of skin for analysis under the microscope. Biopsies include shave, punch and ellipse.
Also, known as Superficial Squamous Cell, Bowen's disease is a form of skin cancer of the cells of the epidermis. Unlike Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Bowen's disease can invade the dermis and metastasize through the lymphatic system or blood to become invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
A fluid filled vesicle larger than 0.5 cm in diameter.