What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is cancer in the

For BCC and SCC, look for the car-

For BCC, which does not tend

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stratum basale of the epi-

dinal sign: sores that never heal,

to metastasize, massage is locally

 

dermis (basal cell carcinoma

These are the clearest indication

contraindicated, as long as the

 

or BCC); cancer of the ker-

of BCC or SCC. For malignant mel-

lesion has been diagnosed by a

 

atinocytes in the epidermis

anoma, look for a mole that ex-

dermatologist. For SCC or malig-

 

(squamous cell carcinoma

hibits the ABCDEs of melanoma,

nant melanoma, circulatory mas-

 

or SCC); or cancer of the

 

sage, which moves material (in-

 

melanocytes (pigment cells)

 

cluding malignant cancer cells)

 

of the epidermis (malignant

 

into the lymphatic system, is

 

melanoma).

 

systemically contraindicated until

 

 

 

the client has been cleared by a

 

 

 

doctor.

 

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