Skin Cancer: Major Types, Protection & Risk Factors


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Which is the most common form of skin cancer?

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1. Which is the second most common form of skin cancer?

2. A melanoma is a type of cancer that arises from which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the different types of skin cancers and the risk factors involved. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the most and second-most common forms of skin cancer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The most common type of skin cancer
  • The second-most common type of skin cancer
  • The primary means from which melanoma cancers arise
  • The essential meaning of telangiectasia
  • The characteristics of melanomas

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as melanoma and melanocyte
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the types of skin cancer and risk factors
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to identify melanomas and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about telangiectasia

Additional Learning

To learn more about the types of skin cancers and the risk factors in developing them, review the corresponding lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize skin factor risk factors, such as tanning
  • Understand the symptoms and risks of basal cell carcinoma
  • Define telangiectasia
  • Understand the symptoms and risks of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
  • Know how to identify melanoma using the ABCDE method
  • Review how melanoma is diagnosed and treated