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A Patient’s Guide to Skin Cancer

August 26, 2019

From the U.S. News & World Report website

For many years now, cancer has been the second-leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease. Cancer is a group of related diseases that arise from a change in the way the body’s cells divide. It can manifest in virtually any body part – from bone and blood to lymph fluid and organs.

Within this wide range of diseases, one type of cancer affects more people than any other. The American Cancer Society reports that cancers of the skin are “by far the most common type of cancer.” And its prevalence seems logical, given that skin is the body’s largest organ containing millions, possibly billions of cells – all of which can offer the opportunity over time for a cancer to develop.

Although skin cancer is very common, it’s not a single disease either. There are several different kinds.

From → Health & Safety

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