Posted in Lifestyle on February 9, 2009

Skin Cancer is the most common of all the cancers.  As a matter fact it accounts for almost 50% of all the cancers in the United States.

skin-cancerThere are two main types of skin cancers: keratinocyte cancers (basal and squamous cell skin cancers) and melanomas.

Keratinocyte cancers are the most common as they develop from the most common cells in the skin called keratinocytes.

Melanomas are cancers that develop from the cells that give skin its color – melanocytes.

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