What is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States, is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. Skin cancer types include actinic keratosis (or solar keratosis), basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
While only 1% of skin cancers are melanomas, they are the deadliest of all skin cancers due to their ability to spread throughout the body and metastasize. However, melanoma is also one of the most curable cancers due to its visibility to the unaided eye. Other types of skin cancer that are far less common include Merkel cell carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma, cutaneous lymphoma and skin adnexal tumors. These account for less than 1% of all skin cancer.
- Signs and Symptoms
- Diagnosis of Skin Cancer
- Talking With Your Physician
- Causes and Risk Factors of Skin Cancers
- Prevention of Skin Cancer
- Treatment Option for Skin Cancer