About Skin Cancer
The lifetime risk of developing skin cancer in British Columbia, Canada is 1 in 7 and the risk of developing melanoma in North America is 1 in 100. Back in 1935 the risk for developing melanoma was only 1 in 1500.
Skin cancer can roughly be divided in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. The main non-melanoma skin cancers are Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous cell carcinoma but there are other rarer skin cancers as well (e.g. Merkel cell cancer).