An abnormal or uncontrolled growth of the cells of the skin can be benign or malignant. If it's malignant, it's called skin cancer. A malignant growth can invade neighbouring tissues or spread to distant organs in the body (metastasis).
The main types of malignant skin cancer are
- malignant melanoma (MM)
- basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
- squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)