Types of skin cancer
Three main types of skin cancer account for nearly 100% of all cases: Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, the deadliest kind. All of these skin cancers occur when skin is over-exposed to UV rays from prolonged time in the sun or indoor tanning. It is essential to identify and treat skin cancer and its earliest stages, when cure rates are about 99%. Learn more about these common skin cancers below.
- Basal cell carcinoma—The most common form of skin cancer. Learn more >>
- Squamous cell carcinoma—The second most common type of skin cancer. Learn more >>
- Melanoma—A more rare, but potentially deadly skin cancer. Learn more >>
- Actinic keratosis—A pre-cancerous skin lesion. Learn more >>