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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.
'Skin Cancer, Take A Hike!' program promotes sun safety and skin cancer awareness

'Skin Cancer, Take A Hike!' program promotes sun safety and skin cancer awareness

Researchers discover critical link in mapping recurrent mutations of melanoma

Researchers discover critical link in mapping recurrent mutations of melanoma

Study reviews accuracy, benefits, limitations of apps used for skin cancer diagnosis

Study reviews accuracy, benefits, limitations of apps used for skin cancer diagnosis

Sylvester dermatologist uses HPV vaccine to treat patient with squamous cell tumors

Sylvester dermatologist uses HPV vaccine to treat patient with squamous cell tumors

Educational intervention increases sunscreen use, reduces sunburns among operating engineers

Educational intervention increases sunscreen use, reduces sunburns among operating engineers

Study shows increased risk of cancer among US flight attendants

Study shows increased risk of cancer among US flight attendants

Merck announces FDA acceptance of supplemental Biologics License Application for KEYTRUDA

Merck announces FDA acceptance of supplemental Biologics License Application for KEYTRUDA

Ways to reduce your chances of getting skin cancer

Ways to reduce your chances of getting skin cancer

Summer is good time to check for signs of skin cancer

Summer is good time to check for signs of skin cancer

Scientists discover genetic causes underlying group of related infant cancers

Scientists discover genetic causes underlying group of related infant cancers

Skin tone makes big difference in diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic conditions

Skin tone makes big difference in diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic conditions

Higher circulating vitamin D levels linked with lower colorectal cancer risk

Higher circulating vitamin D levels linked with lower colorectal cancer risk

Dermatologist gives tips to safely use stick and spray sunscreen

Dermatologist gives tips to safely use stick and spray sunscreen

Study finds increase in lifestyle-related cancers over the past decade

Study finds increase in lifestyle-related cancers over the past decade

Artificial intelligence algorithms appear to be better at detecting skin cancer

Artificial intelligence algorithms appear to be better at detecting skin cancer

Sunscreen pills are fake says FDA

Sunscreen pills are fake says FDA

New AAD PSA uses social media imagery to highlight tanning hazards

New AAD PSA uses social media imagery to highlight tanning hazards

Researcher develops nanoparticle-based tags to detect viruses and cancer with high sensitivity

Researcher develops nanoparticle-based tags to detect viruses and cancer with high sensitivity

New guidelines may help pathologists to more accurately classify and diagnose invasive melanoma

New guidelines may help pathologists to more accurately classify and diagnose invasive melanoma

Researcher aims to develop virtual biopsy tool for early melanoma detection

Researcher aims to develop virtual biopsy tool for early melanoma detection