What You Need To Know About™ Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

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This booklet is about skin cancer. There are three common types of skin cancer:

  • Melanoma
  • Basal cell skin cancer
  • Squamous cell skin cancer

Learning about medical care for skin cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care. This booklet covers:

  • The anatomy of the skin and basics about the three main types of skin cancer
  • Symptoms of the different types of skin cancer
  • Treatments for skin cancer, including taking part in cancer treatment research studies

This booklet has lists of questions that may help you talk with your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit.

The information in this booklet was last updated in June 2010.