How a Skin Biopsy Works | Skin Cancer
How a Skin Biopsy Works | Skin Cancer
Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and skin cancer
Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and skin cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is ubiquitous in skin and has been linked with nonmelanoma skin cancer. Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) consists of more than 200 related viruses. More than 40 HPV types can be easily spread through sexual contact, contact from the skin and mucous membranes of infected people.

Skin cancer infographics
Skin cancer infographics

Learn about skin cancer basics

Layers of the skin (melanocyte)
Layers of the skin (melanocyte)

Three main layers of the skin are - epidermis, dermis, and subcutis.

Melanoma on the skin of a patient
Melanoma on the skin of a patient

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It develops in the cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin (pigment that gives your skin its color). Melanoma can also develop in eyes and, rarely, in internal organs, such as the intestines.

Basal cell carcinoma on the skin of a patient
Basal cell carcinoma on the skin of a patient

Basal cell carcinoma is a skin cancer that grows on parts of your skin that get a lot of sun.

Stages of transformation of Malignant Lentigo in the Melanoma
Stages of transformation of Malignant Lentigo in the Melanoma

Lentigo maligna is an early form of melanoma in which the malignant cells are confined to the tissue of origin, the epidermis. It is often reported as 'in situ' melanoma.

Mole removal
Mole removal

Changes in the existing moles or new moles can be a sign of skin cancer. Doctor may want to remove them in some cases if there is a risk of cancer.