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What Are the Different Types of Skin Cancer?

April 25, 2022

From the Everyday Health website

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Your skin is made up of many different types of cells. When the DNA inside these cells becomes damaged, they can become cancerous.

The type of skin cancer you develop depends on the type of cell it started in. For example, if the cancer begins in the round basal cells below the skin’s surface, it’s known as basal cell skin cancer.

The three most common types of skin cancer are, in order from most to least: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. While these make up most of the cases, there are other, rarer forms of cancer that can also affect the skin.

No matter what kind, skin cancer should be diagnosed and treated quickly to avoid complications.

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