Skin Cancer. Shrug. No biggie. Right? Wrong.
Skin Cancer forms in the skin tissue. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It forms in melanocytes, the cells of the skin that create pigment or that color your skin. Basal Cell Carcinoma forms in the outer layer of skin in the basal cells. Squamous Cell Carcinoma forms on the surface of the skin in the squamous cells. Neuroedeocrine Carcinoma forms in cells that release horomones in response to signals from the nervous system, the neuroendocrine cells.
Out of the less deadly forms of cancer (non-melanoma), according to the National Cancer Institute, in 2009 there were an estimated 1,000 people who died and about 1,000,000 new cases.
To learn more about the most common types of skin cancer (Basal Cell and Squamous Cell), click here.
To learn more about the less common Melanoma, click here.
Want to know how to prevent skin cancer? Click here.