Skin-cancer meaning

Typically caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
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The definition of skin cancer is a malignant growth on the skin.
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Most commonly diagnosed form of cancer.
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Some form of skin cancer is diagnosed in over one million people in the U.S. each year.
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Some cases of skin cancer may be hereditary and can run in families.
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Frequently utilizing tanning booths.
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Any deficiency of the immune system.
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Exposure to high levels of x-rays.
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Chemicals including arsenic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

An example of skin cancer is basal cell cancer, an uncontrolled growth in the deepest skin layer, which is the most common skin cancer.

An example of skin cancer is melanoma, a change in the melanocytes which produce the skin pigment melanin. This is the most dangerous skin cancer.

An example of skin cancer is squamous-cell carcinoma, the uncontrolled multiplication of epithelium cells.

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(oncology, pathology) A malignant growth on the skin, such as melanoma.
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