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




systemically contraindicated until




the client has been cleared by a






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