What is Skin cancer?
The growth of abnormal skin cells in an uncontrolled way leads to skin cancer. Overexposure to the sun (UV rays) is one of the causes of Skin cancer.
What are the types of Skin cancer?
The classification of Skin cancer is characterized by the place where the cancer cells start their growth. It helps the doctors to identify the location which aids in diagnosis and suitable treatment. The following are the common types of Skin cancer:
Basal cell carcinoma is a common Skin cancer that begins its growth in the basal cell. The cells are located in the outermost layer of skin which produces new skin cells as the old cells die.
Squamous cell carcinoma is a common type of Skin Cancer. Here the cancer cells develop in the squamous cells that make up the middle and outer layer of the skin.