Skin Cancer Signs, Symptoms and Diagnosis
From Nicholette Zeliadt, former About.com Guide
- Skin Cancer Basics
- Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Symptoms
- Melanoma Symptoms
- How is Skin Cancer Diagnosed?
Skin Cancer Basics
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with skin cancer? Are you at risk or curious about how to prevent this disease? Either way, you've come to the right place. This section includes an easy-to-follow introduction to skin cancer, including its causes, most common types, and prevalence.
- What is Skin Cancer?
- What Is Your Risk of Developing Melanoma?
- Symptoms of Skin Cancer
- Preventing Skin Cancer
Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Symptoms
How do you tell the difference between a normal skin blemish and a cancerous one? The articles and pictures in this section will help you identify the two main types of nonmelanoma skin cancer -- basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma -- and when you should call your doctor.
Melanoma is the most aggressive and dangerous type of skin cancer. These pictures shows both normal moles and melanoma so that you can learn to recognize each.
How is Skin Cancer Diagnosed?
This introductory guide to how doctors diagnose skin cancer includes articles about skin exams, biopsies, CT and MRI scans, and blood and genetic tests. The methods used to determine the stage of melanoma skin cancer are also described in easy-to-understand language.