Identify skin cancer

Skin cancer and skin disorders come in many forms. Be familiar with the different types so you can spot it if you see it.

Types of skin cancer

If you notice any of the following irregularities in current or newly developed skin lesions, see a dermatologist immediately.

Also known as solar keratosis, AK is a precancerous lesion of the outer layer of skin.
Also known as atypical moles, these benign lesions look different than common moles.
This is the most common form of skin cancer and usually occurs on sun-exposed areas of the body.
This serious form of skin cancer affects the cells that produce melanin.
This major cancer arises from the outer layer of the skin and mucous membranes.
This common, non-cancerous lesion grows on the outer layer of the skin.
1 IN 5
1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer before age 70.
Source: Skin Cancer Foundation