It's scary to think that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but it's also the most survivable type of cancer. Early detection helps catch this type of cancer while it's curable. This means it's incredibly important to learn how to spot skin cancer, and when to see your doctor.
There are two types of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma. This can be broken down into basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
In 1996, The Million Woman Study began recruiting women to participate in a long range study tracking the risk of breast cancer associated with different types of menopausal hormone therapy, but they found many participants, who had reached adulthood in the 60s had both smoked and used oral contraceptives as teens and young adults. They also began to look at weight, as obesity was also on the rise.