1) Three main skin cancers: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma.
2) Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type at 70-80% of skin cancers.
3) Skin cancers cause emergencies of the airway with obstruction, GI tract with obstruction and perforation, bleeding with carotid blowout syndrome, and pain with bony, nerve, and soft tissue metastases.
4) If you're not a dermatology wizard, use VisualDx to aide you and refer them to a dermatologist.
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