Skin cancer: Types and treatment
What is skin cancer?
It’s an abnormal growth of skin cells, which is usually caused by the sun’s harmful rays.
Caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable.
Is it contagious? No
Millions of Americans develop skin cancer every year. Knowing these warning signs could help you find it early when it’s highly treatable.
Have you had a lot of sun exposure or used tanning beds? If so, be sure you can recognize signs of the most common skin cancer.
Although this common type of skin cancer rarely spreads, treatment is essential. Find out how dermatologists diagnose and treat it.
Created especially for people with melanoma, this information can answer your questions about diagnosis, treatment, and self-care.
More people are developing this rare and aggressive skin cancer, which can be mistaken for a pimple. Do you have an increased risk?
The first sign is often a rash or scaly patch on your skin, which looks like eczema or psoriasis that won’t clear with treatment. Are you at risk?
This rare skin cancer tends to grow slowly and can look like harmless. See what it often looks like and why you need to treat it.
Do you have a painless, firm growth on your eyelid that treatment cannot get rid of? Here’s why you should see a dermatologist now.
All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology