Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells that most often develops on areas of sun-exposed skin, including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms and hands, and on the legs in women.
But it can also form on areas that rarely exposed to sunlight, such as your palms, beneath your fingernails or toenails, and your genital area.
There are three main types of skin cancer:
You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by limiting or avoiding exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Checking your skin for suspicious changes can help detect skin cancer at its earliest stages.
Early detection of skin cancer gives you the greatest chance for successful skin cancer treatment