Since skin cancer is the most common cancer among humans, it’s worth taking notice. An estimated one million new cases occur annually and each year the number is increasing. Current estimates indicate that half of Americans who live to the age of 65 will develop skin cancer at least once.
“Skin Cancer” generally refers to three different conditions:
- Basal cell carcinoma – Slow growing, usually painless, and initially affects the top layer of skin
- Squamous cell carcinoma – Grows faster than Basil cell carcinoma, early forms known as Bowen’s disease
- Melanoma – The most dangerous form of skin cancer, as it’s not only fast growing and can be painful, but also is the leading cause of death of all skin cancer.