Skin cancer symptoms: Seven signs YOU could be suffering with the disease

SKIN cancer is one the most common diseases in the world, with thousands in the UK currently suffering. Protect yourself by knowing the symptoms to look out for.

There are two types of skin cancer – melanoma and non-melanoma – and together they kill 2,500 people a year, according to the British Association of Dermatologists.

In contrast to most other types of cancer, more than 25 per cent of skin cancer cases are diagnosed in people under 50.

Non-melanoma is the most common, with 100,000 new cases diagnosed in the UK each year, and it usually develops in the outermost layer of the skin – the epidermis.

The two main types of it are basal cell carcinoma – which accounts for 75 per cent of all skin cancers – and squamous cell carcinoma, making up 20 per cent.

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