Types of skin cancer

Skin cancers include:

  • Melanoma information: while this states that melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer, it would be useful to mention that melanoma causes over two thirds of total skin cancer deaths.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC): easily treated if found early but can be fatal if left untreated.
  • Basal cell carcinoma (BCC): the most common and least dangerous skin cancer. BCC can be serious, including surgery and scarring, if left untreated.


Last Updated: Tuesday 16 October, 2012