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Overview
Overview

It is the most common form of cancer that develops when there is an irregular growth of skin cells. Understanding different types of cancers and how they affect the body is the best way to understand skin cancer.

Mostly Skin cancer develops on skin exposed to the sun. However, it can also develop on the areas of the skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. Skin cancer is divided into three major parts; basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

Symptoms
Symptoms

Skin cancers are not all identical and they may not show any initial symptoms. Still, unusual changes to your skin can be a warning sign for the different types of skin cancer.

Being alert to your skin changes may help you get a diagnosis earlier. You can look for the following signs and symptoms:

Causes & Risk Factors
Causes & Risk Factors

Skin cancer develops when mutations develop in the DNA of your skin cells. These mutations cause skin cells to grow uncontrollably and form a mass of cancer cells.

Many of the causes of skin cancer are not clear. Also, most moles don’t turn into melanomas, and researchers are not sure why some do.

However, certain factors may make you more likely to develop skin cancers, like melanoma. This includes the following:

Treatment
Treatment

The treatment for skin cancer is determined by several factors, such as:

After considering these factors, the doctor recommends one or more of the following treatments: