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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.
Blood test using infrared spectroscopy can help detect two cancer types

Blood test using infrared spectroscopy can help detect two cancer types

Brazilian researchers identify genes linked to melanoma progression

Brazilian researchers identify genes linked to melanoma progression

Seaweed-derived compound may offer possible solution for sun protection

Seaweed-derived compound may offer possible solution for sun protection

Conventional sunscreens do not block skin damage caused by visible light

Conventional sunscreens do not block skin damage caused by visible light

Study shows connection between common hypertension drug and skin cancer

Study shows connection between common hypertension drug and skin cancer

Study reveals gene linked to metastatic melanoma

Study reveals gene linked to metastatic melanoma

Papillomaviruses linked to UV light promote development of non-melanoma skin cancer

Papillomaviruses linked to UV light promote development of non-melanoma skin cancer

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy

Researchers determine 'sweet spot' could enhance diagnosis of melanoma skin lesions

Researchers determine 'sweet spot' could enhance diagnosis of melanoma skin lesions

Anti-diabetic drug can enhance repair of UV-induced DNA damage in cells of ‘Moon children’

Anti-diabetic drug can enhance repair of UV-induced DNA damage in cells of ‘Moon children’

Melanoma incidence rates begin to stabilize in Queensland, study shows

Melanoma incidence rates begin to stabilize in Queensland, study shows

Novel AR glasses help doctors to locate lymph nodes during surgery

Novel AR glasses help doctors to locate lymph nodes during surgery

Study identifies novel mechanism by which tumors can resist cancer immunotherapy

Study identifies novel mechanism by which tumors can resist cancer immunotherapy

Russian scientists uncover previously unknown effect of leukemia drug

Russian scientists uncover previously unknown effect of leukemia drug

Scientists uncover mechanism that prevents tumor growth in melanoma

Scientists uncover mechanism that prevents tumor growth in melanoma

UA Cancer Center researchers delve deeper into benefits and harms of selenium supplementation

UA Cancer Center researchers delve deeper into benefits and harms of selenium supplementation

FDA grants approval to first treatment for rare blood cancer

FDA grants approval to first treatment for rare blood cancer

FDA approves new drug Zelboraf for Erdheim-Chester disease

FDA approves new drug Zelboraf for Erdheim-Chester disease

Increased risk of cancer among men with a curved penis

Increased risk of cancer among men with a curved penis

Gut bacteria may influence the response to certain cancer therapies finds study

Gut bacteria may influence the response to certain cancer therapies finds study