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Welcome to the Captain Cutaneum Skin Cancer Gallery! Here you will find
the most instructive skin cancer images on the World Wide Web.


The three most common types of skin cancer are (1) basal cell carcinoma, (2) squamous cell carcinoma, and (3) melanoma. Studying the images in this gallery will help you to learn the characteristics of these cancers.
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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. It often presents as a pink papule, sometimes featuring an open sore. It essentially never metastasizes, that is, it doesn't spread to distant sites in the body.

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: BACK

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: NECK

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: FOREHEAD

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: BACK

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: ARM

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: SHOULDER

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: NOSE

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: CHEST

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: TRUNK

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: BACK

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: TEMPLE

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA: BACK

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma tends to be a pink, often scaly growth. If untreated, it can metastasize.

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: SCALP

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: TEMPLE

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: SHOULDER

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: LEG

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: NECK

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: ARM

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: TEMPLE

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: FOREARM

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: LEG

Melanoma

This is a cancer of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes). As such, it tends to be pigmented (dark). Melanoma accounts for most skin cancer deaths. In the United States, somebody dies from melanoma every hour. For every one melanoma fatality, however, there are numerous melanoma survivors. In other words, most melanomas are curable. Early detection plays a critical role in this.

MELANOMA: NECK

MELANOMA: LEG

MELANOMA: EAR

MELANOMA: BACK

MELANOMA: NECK

MELANOMA: LEG

MELANOMA: LEG

MELANOMA: BACK

MELANOMA: THIGH

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