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... Your The Skin Cancer Introduction Among the most common cancers in the United s, is skin cancer (Woo andEide). The important types of skin cancers include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma (Stulberg, Crandell and Fawcett), and melanoma (Woo and Eide). Melanoma is produced from melanocytes so the tumor is usually brown or black (Society). The incidence of skin carcinomas is noted to be increasing in the past few years (Stulberg, Crandell and Fawcett). At the current rate, it is predicted that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in his/her lifetime (Riker, Zea and Trinh). This increase has been linked to increasing solar radiation exposure associated with tanning behaviors. The use...