Skin cancer

Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. If found early, the chances of surviving it are very good.

Skin cancer (melanoma and non-melanoma) is on the rise and is currently the most common cancer in Canada, accounting for nearly the same number of new cancer cases as the 4 major cancers combined (lung, breast, colorectal, prostate)1. Specific cancer statistics for non-melanoma skin cancer are not available. Most cancer registries in Canada do not collect information about non melanoma skin cancers.

There are 3 main types of skin cancer labelled according to the cell type from which they develop.

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This item was last modified on August 28, 2020