Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a malignant growth on the skin that can have many causes. The most common skin cancer are basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, and melanoma. Skin cancer generally develops in the epidermis (outermost layer of skin), so that the tumor is usually clearly visible. This makes most skin cancer is detected at an early stage.

There are three common types of skin cancer and possibly, each named after a type of skin cells from appearing. Unlike other cancers, including those coming from the lungs, pancreas, and stomach, only a small minority of those who suffer from really going to die of the disease.

Skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer, surpassing lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer. This is the most common cancer in the young population (20-39 age group).

It is estimated that about 85% of cases are caused by too much sunlight. Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common skin cancer. Most of these are called basal cell carcinoma.This is usually the local growth caused by cumulative exposure to excessive sunlight and do not tend to spread.