Shedding Light on Skin Cancer Types
An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.*
While it’s true that fair-skinned people who sunburn easily are at the highest risk, anyone can get skin cancer, no matter their skin tone.** Here’s what you need to know about the different types of skin cancer.***
If you have a concern about a suspicious spot on your skin, your best move is to get it checked out. With early treatment, it’s easier to remove the cancer before it has a chance to spread.
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* American Academy of Dermatology. “Skin cancer.” https://www.aad.org/media/stats-skin-cancer. Page accessed May 18, 2021.
**Skin Cancer Foundation. “Your Skin Type & Skin Cancer.” https://www.skincancer.org/risk-factors/skin-type. Page accessed May 18, 2021.
***American Academy of Dermatology. “Types of skin cancer.” https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/types/common. Page accessed May 18, 2021.
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