Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans developing skin cancer over their lifetime. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer and typically occurs within areas of skin that have experienced repeated sunburns. Basal cell carcinoma is very slowly growing but can lead to severe disfigurement. Rarely, they can spread and be lethal. Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type of skin cancer and generally develops on chronically sun-damaged skin. Squamous cell carcinomas can be aggressive and have the potential to spread to lymph nodes and other organs.
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