Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin


Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer.  The main types of skin cancer are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Melanoma is much less common than the other types but much more likely to invade nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body. Most deaths from skin cancer are caused by melanoma. Explore the links on this page to learn more about skin cancer prevention, screening, treatment, statistics, research, clinical trials, and more.

Causes & Prevention

PDQ Prevention Information for Patients

  • Skin Cancer Prevention


PDQ Screening Information for Patients

  • Skin Cancer Screening


PDQ Treatment Information for Patients

  • Skin Cancer Treatment
  • Melanoma Treatment
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma Treatment


  • IMPRES predicts which melanomas will respond to immunotherapy
  • Patient Age and Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
  • Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib Approved for Melanoma, Thyroid Cancer
  • Checkpoint Inhibitors Hold Promise for Rare Melanoma