what is skin cancer?
What is skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the skin.
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
About two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.
What are the main types of skin cancer?
The three main types of skin cancer; basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma begin in particular cells of the epidermis or the top outer layer of skin.
Skin cancer is divided broadly into Keratinocyte cancers – including Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers (or Carcinomas) and Melanoma Skin Cancer
The two most common forms of NMSC are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma