BCC is the most common type of skin cancer. The most frequent cause is too much exposure to UV light from the sun or from sunbeds. BCC can occur anywhere on your body, but is most common on areas that are often exposed to the sun such as the face, head, neck, and hands. They can vary greatly in their appearance, but people often first become aware of them as a scab that bleeds occasionally and does not heal completely.
SCC is the second most common type of skin cancer. It is linked directly to exposure to UV light, and often appears on exposed areas of the skin such as the face, head, neck and hands. It can vary greatly in appearance, but usually appears as a scaly or crusty area of skin or lump, with a red, inflamed base. If an SCC is left untreated for too long, there is a risk that it may spread to other parts of the body, and this can be serious.
Malignant melanoma is the least common but most serious form of skin cancer, which can be fatal if not caught and removed early. It usually appears in or near to a mole, and can spread to other areas such as the lymph nodes, liver and lungs. It is disproportionately high amongst young people and people most at risk include those with pale skin who burn easily, those who have suffered past episodes of sunburn, people with many ordinary or unusual moles, those with a family history of melanoma and those who have previously had skin cancer.
cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer
non-melonoma skin cancers are diagnosed in the USA each year
1 person dies of melanoma
* Source: skincancer.org
of NMSC cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun