common types of skin cancer

Melanoma A type of skin cancer which develops from the cells (melanocytes) that control pigment of the skin.

Basal Cell Carcinoma A type of skin cancer which develops in basal cells, a type of cell within the skin that produces new skin cells. This causes a pearly white, skin-coloured or pink bump on the body especially on face and ears.

Squamous Cell Skin Cancer A type of skin cancer, which forms in the middle and outer layer of the skin. It causes red nodules, scaly, red patches on lips or inside the mouth, , open sores, or wart-like sore on or in the anus or on genitals.
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