What you need to know about skin cancer

Skin cancer is the No. 1 cancer in the U.S. Squamous cell and basal cell are the most common forms, and melanoma is the deadliest. About 76,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma, and about 16,000 people die from it every year. So what can we do to prevent and treat it? First, there are certain risks that should signal caution. A weakened immune system, a family history of skin cancer, pale skin and, of course, UV rays all increase risk. READ MORE by Dr. Larry Altshuler