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Types of Skin Cancer

There are three types of skin cancer:

  • Basal cell
  • Squamous cell
  • Malignant melanoma

Tumours can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).

Basal cell and Squamous cell cancers are rarely fatal and can usually be treated very successfully.

Malignant Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It is a cancerous (malignant) tumour that is very dangerous. It needs to be detected early and treated before it spreads and becomes fatal.

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