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Skin cancer (non-melanoma)

Non-melanoma skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It affects more men than women and is more common in the elderly.

Skin cancer (melanoma)

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread to other organs in the body. It can be more serious than non-melanoma skin cancer. Find out the symptoms and signs of melanoma.


Psoriasis causes patches of skin that are dry, red and covered in silver scales. Some people find their psoriasis causes itching or soreness. 


Eczema (atopic eczema) is a skin condition that causes areas of skin to become itchy, dry, cracked, sore and red. 


Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that's hot or painful to touch.