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Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer, according to Mayo Clinic. It forms in the melanocytes, which are structures that contain melanin, a substance that gives skin and eyes their color. Melanoma does not only form in the skin; it also forms in the eyes and inte...


The most common types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, according to WebMD. Rare types of skin cancer include Merkel cell tumors and dermatofibrosarcoma protruberans.


Mayo Clinic cites ultraviolet light from both the sun and tanning beds as the most common cause of skin cancer. Other potential causes that do not involve sunlight are fair skin, excessive moles, living at a high altitude and a family history of skin cancer. The disease...


The three main types of skin cancer are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, according to WebMD. Squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma are collectively called nonmelanoma skin cancers.


The deadliest animal in the world is the anopheles mosquito, which can carry malaria. According to the Centers for Disease Control, malaria killed nearly 700,000 people and sickened about 220 million people around the world in 2010.


The main treatment for skin cancer is surgery, according to Cancer Research UK. If surgery is not an option, then radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and photodynamic therapy are supplemental and alternative treatments. Surgery usually successfully removes basal c...


Skin cancer symptoms include moles that change in size, color or texture; flat lesions with a crusted surface; and a pearly, waxy bump. There are several different types of skin cancer, and each presents with a slightly different set of symptoms, as stated by Mayo Clini...