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Did you know that the most common form of cancer in the United States is skin cancer? According to experts, roughly 1 in 5 people in this country will develop skin cancer at some point during their lifetime. In other words, about 20% of people in the United States will develop this condition, making the need for knowledge of this cancer important.

What are the Types of Skin Cancer?

Anyone who suspects they have any form of cancer should seek medical attention right away.

Medical providers typically divide skin cancer into two primary categories: malignant melanoma (often just called melanoma) and non-melanoma (sometimes spelled nonmelanoma). However, there are also plenty of sub-categories of skin cancer that are worth knowing about, including (but not limited to) the following…

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