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Types of Skin Cancer
There are 3 main types of skin cancer
Basal Cell Cancer
This is the most common skin cancer It is the least aggressive of all the skin cancers and is slow growing. It can appear as an ulcer or pimple like lesion that doesn’t heal, red patch similar to eczema, or a shiny lump.
Squamous cell cancer
These are more dangerous than BCCs and have more potential to spread. They can be slow or grow rapidly. They often appear as a crusty painful lump or look like a patch of psoriasis. They can bleed and ulcerate.
This is the most dangerous of all the skin cancers. About 40% will develop from existing moles and 60% will appear as a new mole or nodule. They can spread if left untreated. The melanoma does not always occur in locations which are exposed to the sun. If you have any new or changing lesions book in for a skin check straight away.