Which Type Of Skin Cancer Is The Most Dangerous? How It Develops, And How To Lower Your Risk
May 22, 2018
What are the types of skin cancer, and which one is the most dangerous?
Skin cancers are classified according to the type of cells they affect. Three main types are the following:
- squamous cell carcinoma;
- basal cell carcinoma;
Squamous cell carcinoma develops in squamous cells, the cells that make up the outermost and middle layers of the skin. This type of cancer normally develops on the areas of skin that get more sun, including head, neck, hands, arms, and upper back. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most widespread type of skin cancer, and it’s also the least likely to spread.