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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.
U-M research reveals important clues about invasion of polyomaviruses

U-M research reveals important clues about invasion of polyomaviruses

Increasing skin cancer rates call for annual total body examinations

Increasing skin cancer rates call for annual total body examinations

Melanoma could affect anyone regardless of skin color

Melanoma could affect anyone regardless of skin color

Use of erectile dysfunction drug does not cause skin cancer, research finds

Use of erectile dysfunction drug does not cause skin cancer, research finds

Are sunscreens giving us the protection we need?

Are sunscreens giving us the protection we need?

Dermatologist offers tips for sunscreen selection

Dermatologist offers tips for sunscreen selection

Researchers find increase in new diagnoses of skin cancer

Researchers find increase in new diagnoses of skin cancer

New technique could lead to better and faster diagnoses of life-threatening melanomas

New technique could lead to better and faster diagnoses of life-threatening melanomas

Researchers identify key player in initiation and progression of melanoma

Researchers identify key player in initiation and progression of melanoma

Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton leads 'black henna' temporary tattoo warning

Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton leads 'black henna' temporary tattoo warning

Study highlights risk factors for widespread vitamin D deficiency

Study highlights risk factors for widespread vitamin D deficiency

Women could help spot male partners' skin cancer, research shows

Women could help spot male partners' skin cancer, research shows

UC Riverside psychology professor reveals surprising upsides of worry

UC Riverside psychology professor reveals surprising upsides of worry

Pregnancy does not have adverse effect on prognosis of melanoma in expectant mothers

Pregnancy does not have adverse effect on prognosis of melanoma in expectant mothers

Images showing impacts of indoor tanning may be effective in communicating health risks

Images showing impacts of indoor tanning may be effective in communicating health risks

Researchers discover cancer-fighting properties in beta blockers

Researchers discover cancer-fighting properties in beta blockers

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology

Scientists develop lab-scale laser device for treatments based on optical hyperthermia applications

Scientists develop lab-scale laser device for treatments based on optical hyperthermia applications

SFU researchers develop optical diagnostic probe for non-invasive detection of breast cancer

SFU researchers develop optical diagnostic probe for non-invasive detection of breast cancer

Attacking TERT protein may be effective approach to destroying ALM cancer cells

Attacking TERT protein may be effective approach to destroying ALM cancer cells