Fast Five Quiz: Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

William James, MD


July 01, 2021

Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. In the United States alone, more than 5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year. The incidence and associated healthcare expenditures continue to rise. Although many skin cancers are highly curable if detected early and appropriately treated, certain types are particularly aggressive and have a propensity for invasion and metastasis. Melanoma is the third most common type of skin cancer, after basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Despite accounting for only 1% of cases, melanoma is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths.

Are you familiar with key aspects of melanoma, BCC, and SCC, including risk factors and clinical aspects to watch for? Do you know best practices for diagnosis and management? Test your knowledge of these cancers with this short quiz.


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