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 fo... More »

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People with white skin are much more vulnerable to skin cancer than those with darker skin, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, and there are additional risks for certain subtypes of cancer associated with very fair... More »

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Some types of cancer include breast, lung and prostate cancers, which are the three deadliest forms of the disease in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Breast cancer is the most common. More »

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Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, according to Mayo Clinic. It develops in the cells that produce melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color. Melanoma can also form in the eyes and rarely f... More »

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The appearance of skin cancer changes depending on the type of skin cancer that is present, but most can be described as scaly, rough spots on the skin or an abnormal mole, according to WebMD. The most common skin cancer... More »

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There are many types of skin cancer that look different depending on the type of cancer and the person's skin type. Basal cell cancers are the most common with eight out of 10 skin cancer patients suffering from this for... More »

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Basal cell carcinoma is a form of skin cancer that develops on sun-exposed skin, such as the neck, the face or the arms although it can occur on skin that has not been exposed to the sun, states Mayo Clinic. Basal cells ... More »

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