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Celebrities and Skin Cancer – They’re Just Like Us

Given the prevalence of skin cancer in the United States, it’s not surprising that so many celebrities have had the disease. In fact, one out of every five Americans is going to get skin cancer. In our very own “Just Like Us” feature, we share somecelebrities you may not realize have had the world’s most common cancer.

A Lifetime in the Sun

A renowned physician tells of his lifetime love of the great outdoors. The drawback? His sun exposure led to serious skin cancers.

Back to Basics: Understanding the World’s Most Common Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, when interest in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment is high. It’s also a good time to get back to basics. Here’s a quick refresher on the major types of skin cancer: how they form, what they look like and their prognoses.

Looking for Clues: Lesser-Known Signs of Skin Cancer

Early detection of skin cancer can save your skin and, in some cases, even your life. Watch for these clues, and if something doesn’t heal, is growing or just doesn’t seem right, see a dermatologist right away.

How Serious Is a Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

I’d had a few skin cancers removed before, all basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), the most common type. But when I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on my scalp, it seemed different, and a little more scary.

Defining Skin Cancer

Words like dysplastic nevus and metastatic are not words that you hear every day and can be worrisome when you hear them used in your dermatologist’s office.

A Hole in My Head

The little spot on my forehead didn’t look like much, but it didn’t feel right to me. Turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma, a more dangerous type of skin cancer than I’d had before.

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