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Melanoma Monday: Everything you need to know about skin cancer

Skin cancer is a disease characterized by an abnormal development of skin cells. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation , more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed in over 2 million people every year. New skin cancer diagnoses in the United States outnumber that of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined, reports the Environmental Protection Agency .Types of skin cancer There are three major types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.Basal and squamous cell skin cancers (considered non-melanomas) start at the base of the skin's outer layer (the epidermis) in the basal and squamous cells.Melanoma skin cancer starts in the cells that produce skin coloring, the melanocytes. Although less common, melanoma is the most severe type of skin cancer, accounting for near 9,000 of the 12,000 skin cancers deaths each year, according to the American Cancer Society . The overall five-year survival rate for melanoma is 91 percent .Causes Ultraviol...

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