Types of Skin Cancer

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70 and more people are diagnosed with this disease than all other cancers combined.

The most common and least aggressive form of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma. Michelle Brewster, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, explains it begins in the top layer of the skin, the epidermis, and generally doesn't spread any further.

She also says it is easily treated and recommends visiting the dermatologist at least once a year. Another type of skin cancer is called squamous cell carcinoma. Brewster points out it causes 15,000 deaths each year but it can be easily treated too.

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