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Up to 40% of people in Qld over 50 years of age, already have a cancer or pre-cancer.
What are these:
Intraepidermal Carcinoma IEC= is a cancerous superficial lesion confined to the skin layers only. It is the most common cancer in Qld due to sun damage. Unfortunately, if untreated can often break through the skin and become a more dangerous squamous cell carcinoma SCC.
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) = a common cancer starting from the lower layers of the epidermis. These are often called rodent ulcers as they can act like a rat and chew through all the different layers of the body. If they grow into a nerve they have the potential to spread through the body like SCCs and melanomas.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) = is a more aggressive skin cancer. If left untreated can spread through the body and kill you.
Melanomas are one of the most dangerous cancers often ending in death. They are often misdiagnosed in early stages. We see up to 2 a week in Revive, in the early stages. If treated in this stage there is an almost chance of cure. If untreated they become deeper and survival becomes less likely.