Skin cancer

Last revised by Bálint Botz on 16 Mar 2021

Skin cancers refer to malignancies arising from the skin.

This is a general discussion of skin cancers, for discussions of specific skin cancers please refer to individual articles.


Overall, skin cancers are the most common human malignancy 1.


Primary skin malignancy can be classified according to the skin cell the cancer originates from:

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