Cancer is a condition where your body’s cells grow uncontrollably and cause a tumor. The cancer can then spread to other areas.
You can get cancer anywhere, but there are a few body parts that are susceptible. The skin, your largest organ, is one of those places.
Be on the lookout for any of these risk factors: fair skin, history of sunburns or excessive sun exposure, living in sunny or high-altitude climates, lots of moles, precancerous lesions, family or personal history of skin cancer, weakened immune system, exposure to radiation or substances like arsenic.
There are three different types of skin cancer – basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma. Each type looks a bit different from the others.