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Skin Cancer Topic Guide

Skin Cancer Skin Cancer: Skin cancer, the most common cancer, happens when skin cells start growing out of control, usually as a result of too much ultraviolet light exposure from the sun or tanning booths. Of the three types of skin cancer -- basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma -- melanoma is the deadliest. Surgery is the most common treatment for skin cancer.

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Skin Cancer Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

fluorouracil topical Fluorouracil Topical

Fluorouracil interferes with the growth of skin cells. Fluorouracil works by causing the death of cells which are growing fastest, such as abnormal skin cell...learn more »