Skin Cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. At least 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Nearly 9500 people are diagnosed every day.
It affects 3.5 Million Americans each year. Overall, the causes are multifactorial. Increasing age and cumulative sun exposure are important in its evolution. Further, the risk is much higher in caucasians; however, the short answer is that skin cancer happens to the skin and since everyone has skin, anyone can get it. Frequent screening is important just as is sun protection. What to do once you have a skin cancer/pre-cancer. Get it treated…
Treatment is provided for all types of skin cancer
Wide Excision/Sentinel Node Biopsy
2 major types: Melanoma and Non-Melanoma, and less common ones.
Benign Skin Masses