What Is Skin Cancer?

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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers yet it's also one of the most easily prevented and easily treated. If you have the right information, you stand a very good chance of being able to protect yourself from skin cancer. Use the Skin Cancer Web Guide to learn what skin cancer is, what the risk factors and causes are, and how you can prevent and treat it.

What Is Skin Cancer?

There are three types of skin cancer: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. Although the first two are far more prevalent, melanoma is more serious and causes more deaths. The sites below can give you an introduction to skin cancer, whether you're working on prevention or dealing with a diagnosis. 

Insights for Skin Cancer

  • Don't be surprised if you find overlap in information for the three kinds of cancer. In fact, as you read over these sites you might notice more similarities than differences.
  • Although precancerous growths and cancer are two different things, precancerous growths still require a visit to the dermatologist.
  • For additional research, support and information about cancer in general, read the findingDulcinea Cancer Web Guide.

Top Sites for Skin Cancer

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Skin Cancer Risk

Doctors have a pretty clear and solid understanding of who gets skin cancer. Use the sites below to ... read more »

Skin Cancer Signs and Diagnosis

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than half of diagnosed melanomas are found ... read more »

Skin Cancer Prevention

It's often hard to determine the origin of a cancer but skin cancer's causes are plain as day. ... read more »

Skin Cancer Treatment

Although skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, it is also the most easily treated. Below ... read more »

Skin Cancer Research and News

Doctors and researchers continue to investigate the causes and cures for skin cancer. Use the sites ... read more »

Skin Cancer Support

The sites below offer alternatives to the official medical sites listed in the rest of this guide. ... read more »

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