Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. It occurs most frequently on sun-exposed regions of the body. Chronic overexposure to sunlight is the leading cause of basal cell carcinoma; sun avoidance, especially during peak sunlight hours of 10am to 3pm is an important preventive measure to help reduce the risk of developing this skin cancer.
Psoriasis is a disorder/disease caused by an overactive immune system response. With psoriasis, skin cells mature quicker than normal but shed at a normal rate. This causes a build up of dead skin cells that form lesions. The lesions are usually red and crusty. Symptoms include itchiness, red spots, scales and blisters. Psoriasis can be “set off” by stress, medications, infection or weather changes, for example.