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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. It occurs in more than a million people each year, including many older people. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Of the three, melanoma is the most serious. Skin cancer occurs when abnormal cells form and multiply in an uncontrolled way in the epidermis, or abnormal cells from the epidermis invade the dermis of the skin. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma are skin cancers that are named for the epidermal cells from which they develop.
Dermatology experts review current screening practice for melanoma in the U.S.

Dermatology experts review current screening practice for melanoma in the U.S.

Immunotherapy drug becomes first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC

Immunotherapy drug becomes first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC

FDA grants accelerated approval to new drug for treatment of rare form of skin cancer

FDA grants accelerated approval to new drug for treatment of rare form of skin cancer

Study reveals link between tanning dependence and other addictive behaviors

Study reveals link between tanning dependence and other addictive behaviors

Drug combination delivered by nanoparticles may keep melanoma from becoming resistant to treatment

Drug combination delivered by nanoparticles may keep melanoma from becoming resistant to treatment

Targeting cancer stem cells may be effective way to prevent spread of squamous cell carcinoma

Targeting cancer stem cells may be effective way to prevent spread of squamous cell carcinoma

Researchers identify key mutation that promotes melanoma growth by suppressing immune response

Researchers identify key mutation that promotes melanoma growth by suppressing immune response

Sun protection can benefit both health and appearance

Sun protection can benefit both health and appearance

New research emphasizes importance of skin cancer prevention and detection

New research emphasizes importance of skin cancer prevention and detection

Attitude, lifestyle may play large role in incidence of skin cancer among Latinos

Attitude, lifestyle may play large role in incidence of skin cancer among Latinos

Melanoma survivors more likely to have optimal sun protection behaviors, study finds

Melanoma survivors more likely to have optimal sun protection behaviors, study finds

Red hair-related gene variant may contribute to link between melanoma and Parkinson's disease

Red hair-related gene variant may contribute to link between melanoma and Parkinson's disease

AAD launches new campaign to raise awareness of impact of skin diseases

AAD launches new campaign to raise awareness of impact of skin diseases

Research may offer brand-new tool for early diagnosis for lethal melanomas

Research may offer brand-new tool for early diagnosis for lethal melanomas

Study highlights urgent need for sunburn prevention among young adults with melanin-rich skin

Study highlights urgent need for sunburn prevention among young adults with melanin-rich skin

Alcohol can cause more damaging effects to women than men

Alcohol can cause more damaging effects to women than men

Non-invasive imaging technique accurately detects skin cancer without surgical biopsy

Non-invasive imaging technique accurately detects skin cancer without surgical biopsy

Dermatologist recommends monthly self-exams to catch melanoma early

Dermatologist recommends monthly self-exams to catch melanoma early

NIH researchers identify genes that may predict how melanoma spreads

NIH researchers identify genes that may predict how melanoma spreads

Immune system plays paradoxical role in breast cancer metastasis

Immune system plays paradoxical role in breast cancer metastasis