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What are the three main types of skin cancer?

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There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun (all year long, and in any weather) or tanning beds is linked to all of them.

Almost all skin cancers -- 95% -- are basal cell and squamous cell cancers. Also called non-melanoma skin cancers, they are highly curable when treated early.

From: The Sun and Skin Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology.

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National Cancer Institute: “Mohs surgery.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology.

FDA.

National Cancer Institute: “Mohs surgery.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

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