The most frequently occurring types of skin cancer include basal cell, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. Because skin cancer forms on the outer layer of the epidermis, it is detectable in its early stages. The primary cause of skin cancer is too much exposure to the sun. Reducing one’s sun exposure by avoiding sun-bathing and tanning salons, wearing sun screen and appropriate protective clothing, and being careful not to get sun-burned will dramatically decrease your risks of getting skin cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common, but least harmful form of skin cancer. This form of cancer will damage the surrounding tissue, but is rarely fatal.
Malignant melanoma is extremely dangerous. If detected in an early stage, melanoma is treatable.