What are the types of eyelid cancer?

There are four primary eyelid cancers that people need to watch out for:

  • basal cell carcinoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • melanoma
  • sebaceous cell carcinoma

Basal cell and squamous cell cancers of the eyelid are the more common ones. Melanoma and sebaceous cell cancers are rarer but can kill a person if not attended to. That is because those cancers are the types that can spread to other organs in the body.