The main types of skin cancer are: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma, Merkel Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Most skin cancers arise in parts of the skin more exposed to the sun.
All types of skin cancer have a similar diagnostic procedure with few variations depending on the location, stage and progression of the disease.
Most skin cancers are not life-threatening and can be cured relatively easily. However, damaged or scarred skin can have its own ramifications and hence treatment options should be chosen with extreme care.