Anatomy of the Skin
The skin is the body's largest organ. It serves as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection.
Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer. It starts in skin cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes are what give skin its color.
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Statistics
Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer--or their chance of being cured. Here are the latest statistics for nonmelanoma skin cancer.
Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer--or their chance of being cured. Here are the latest statistics on melanoma.
The first symptom of melanoma is often a change in a mole, or the appearance of a new mole
Eye Cancer: Intraocular Melanoma
Melanoma is a serious kind of skin cancer. This cancer involves cells called melanocytes. You also have melanocytes in your eyes. When these cells become cancerous, the condition is called intraocular melanoma.
Skin cancer can be treated with more success if it’s found early. Read on for detailed information on doing your own skin self-exam.