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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.
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

U.S. military personnel at greater risk for skin cancer than general population

U.S. military personnel at greater risk for skin cancer than general population

FDA approves new drug to treat MS in pediatric patients

FDA approves new drug to treat MS in pediatric patients

New data supports clinical use of DecisionDx-Melanoma test to inform SLNB options

New data supports clinical use of DecisionDx-Melanoma test to inform SLNB options

Moffitt cancer researchers receive $900,000 grant to study acral melanoma

Moffitt cancer researchers receive $900,000 grant to study acral melanoma

AAD encourages early detection of melanoma through skin self-exams

AAD encourages early detection of melanoma through skin self-exams

More suspected cancer cases can be identified early within primary care

More suspected cancer cases can be identified early within primary care

Study highlights impact of early detection on skin cancer survival

Study highlights impact of early detection on skin cancer survival

Skin cancers associated with decreased risk of developing AD

Skin cancers associated with decreased risk of developing AD

Physician assistants less likely to accurately diagnose early stage skin cancers

Physician assistants less likely to accurately diagnose early stage skin cancers

Researchers identify link between physical inactivity and increased risk of dying from cancer

Researchers identify link between physical inactivity and increased risk of dying from cancer

Discovery of 100 new genes may aid research into pigmentation diseases

Discovery of 100 new genes may aid research into pigmentation diseases

UCLA scientists identify four subtypes of melanoma with different drug sensitivities

UCLA scientists identify four subtypes of melanoma with different drug sensitivities

New microbiopsy device could revolutionize testing for skin cancer, other diseases

New microbiopsy device could revolutionize testing for skin cancer, other diseases

New analysis on skin cancer screening rates among indoor tanners

New analysis on skin cancer screening rates among indoor tanners

Topical solution may be less cytotoxic than cryosurgery for patients with seborrheic keratosis

Topical solution may be less cytotoxic than cryosurgery for patients with seborrheic keratosis