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Skin Cancer

Research based medical information about the symptoms and treatment of skin cancer. Also find information about Melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer. Basal cell and Squamous cell cancer are two most common types of skin cancer.

The Mystery Of Melanoma

In the last 30 years, melanoma has become the fastest rising cancer, reaching epidemic proportions. It is also one cancer that we can prevent by limiting exposure to the sun and performing regular skin exams. Sun exposure and burns create a great risk for all skin cancers.

We get 80 percent of our sun exposure before age 18. The sun you get in your adolescence sets you up for developing melanoma in your forties or fifties. Yet the sun is the one risk factor we can control.