An Introduction to Skin Cancer
5 Disturbing Facts About Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is often considered a "mild" type of cancer -- readily treatable and nothing much to worry about. However, it should never be taken lightly. What you don't know about skin cancer may disfigure or even kill you.
What is skin cancer?
What is skin cancer? This introductory article provides an easy-to-follow answer, including the different types of skin cancer and their causes.
Introduction to Basal Cell Carcinoma
This is an easy-to-understand introduction to basal cell carcinoma.
Introduction to Squamous Cell Carcinoma
An introduction to squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer.
Introduction to Melanoma
An overview of melanoma -- its causes, diagnosis, prognosis, appearance and treatment.
Melanoma Skin Cancer and the Young
Contrary to popular belief, melanoma skin cancer afflicts people of all ages. We turned to an expert, Robert A. Weiss, MD, to provide some perspective on the impact of melanoma on young people -- and what they can do about it.
Where Can Melanoma Spread?
With surgery, melanoma confined to the skin is curable in the vast majority of cases. Unfortunately, if the lesion recurs (returns), gets thicker or spreads from the skin to the lymph nodes or distant organs, it becomes much more dangerous. This occurs in stage III and IV melanoma and is called "metastasis."
FAQ: What Is Basal Cell Skin Cancer?
What is basal cell skin cancer? Part of a series of answers to frequently asked questions about the most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma.
FAQ: What Is Squamous Cell Skin Cancer?
What is squamous cell skin cancer? Part of a series of answers to frequently asked questions about one of the most common types of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma.
Video: Types of Skin Cancer
This short video clearly explains the different types of skin cancer and where they originate in the skin.
Skin Cancer in Latinos and African-Americans
People of all races and skin colors can get skin cancer. If that fact surprises you, you're not alone.
Rare Skin Cancers
Basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma may get all the attention, but there are other types of skin cancer that are much more rare: cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, sebaceous gland carcinoma, and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.