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Skin cancer information

What is skin cancer?

Skin cancer is a broad term that refers to any type of cancer that begins in the cells of the skin. These cancers usually develop in the top layer of skin, also known as the epidermis.

The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. In addition, there are several types of skin cancers that occur much less frequently, including kaposi sarcoma, merkel cell carcinoma, cutaneous (skin) lymphoma, skin adnexal tumors and various types of sarcomas.

Skin cancer incidence

Each year, more 2 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States, and the incidence is increasing.

How skin cancer develops

Types of skin cancer

Learn about the different types of skin cancer.

Skin cancer symptoms

Read about common skin cancer symptoms.

Skin cancer risk factors

Read about common risk factors for skin cancer.

Skin cancer stages

Learn about the stages of skin cancer.

How we help

We understand you may be feeling overwhelmed with questions and concerns about your cancer and what it all means. Your care team at CTCA will present you with options and guidance so you can make informed decisions about your treatment.