1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70, and more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined
Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma on nonmelanoma cancers and they rarely spread to other parts of the body.
Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer. It can spread to the rest of the body.
ABCDs of skin cancer:
The following features required further examination by a physician
A – Asymmetry: Different from one side to the next.
B – Border irregularity: Melanoma lesions usually have irregular borders that are difficult to define.
C – Color: Variation and/or change.
D – Diameter: More than 6 mm (end of a pen tip) and/or change in diameter.
E – Evolving: If a mole is changing