Skin Cancer

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.
What is Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer among light skinned individuals. It is the commonest cancer in the United States and in Australia. Each year, about one million people are diagnosed with this cancer. In 85 percent of these cases, the skin damage leading to the cancer occurs before an individual is 18.

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Study could lead to new strategies to prevent various cancers

Study could lead to new strategies to prevent various cancers

New system distinguishes suspicious pigmented lesions from non-suspicious ones

New system distinguishes suspicious pigmented lesions from non-suspicious ones

Scientists examine DNA repair pathways and their impact on cancer evolution

Scientists examine DNA repair pathways and their impact on cancer evolution

Changes to gut microbiome help melanoma patients respond to immunotherapy

Changes to gut microbiome help melanoma patients respond to immunotherapy

Algorithm for skin cancer diagnosis performs on par with dermatologists

Algorithm for skin cancer diagnosis performs on par with dermatologists

New review summarises effect of aquatic pollution on cancer prevalence in wild animals

New review summarises effect of aquatic pollution on cancer prevalence in wild animals

Scientists avert drug resistance in subtype of brain tumors

Scientists avert drug resistance in subtype of brain tumors

ASDS releases new recommendations for physicians performing injectable filler procedures

ASDS releases new recommendations for physicians performing injectable filler procedures

Grape consumption offers protection against UV skin damage

Grape consumption offers protection against UV skin damage

Yale scientists develop an injection-based therapy for skin cancer

Yale scientists develop an injection-based therapy for skin cancer

Skin cancer has increased significantly in the last four decades

Skin cancer has increased significantly in the last four decades

Dramatic changes seen in delivery of radiotherapy treatments during coronavirus pandemic

Dramatic changes seen in delivery of radiotherapy treatments during coronavirus pandemic

New study helps understand molecular profile of tumors in cancer patients

New study helps understand molecular profile of tumors in cancer patients

Study investigates the metabolites involved in growth and spread of melanoma

Study investigates the metabolites involved in growth and spread of melanoma

Mediterranean diet has the potential to effect progression of prostate cancer

Mediterranean diet has the potential to effect progression of prostate cancer

Migration from high sunlight to low sunlight regions is linked to vitamin D deficiency

Migration from high sunlight to low sunlight regions is linked to vitamin D deficiency

Skin cancer risk remains high in winter months for college students

Skin cancer risk remains high in winter months for college students

Sunscreen should be worn by all to protect against skin cancer and premature aging

Sunscreen should be worn by all to protect against skin cancer and premature aging

First patient participates in immunotherapy trial despite COVID-19 pandemic

First patient participates in immunotherapy trial despite COVID-19 pandemic

New guidelines and standards for the treatment of brain tumor complications

New guidelines and standards for the treatment of brain tumor complications