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What do you think is the most likely type of cancer to affect you and your loved ones? Lung cancer? Colon cancer? It’s not a pleasant thing to think about by any stretch of the imagination yet it is so common (one in five will be affected) AND so preventable (in the majority of cases), that not talking about it is not an option. The answer is skin cancer. In fact, there are more cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year than lung, colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. It’s kind of a big deal. Lucky for us, most skin cancers are slow growing and do not metastasize (i.e. spread to other parts of your body) very often. Another nice thing about skin cancer is that the tumors can often be seen and diagnosed without any fancy tools or expensive tests. However, thousands of people continue to die from skin cancer every year. What’s the missing link? Knowledge…which is why we’ve broken down the three most common types of cancers to watch out for below.