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shutterstock 392893387 1 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

Surgical Removal

Frozen Section Technique (similar to Mohs Surgery)

Wide Excision/Sentinel Node Biopsy

2 major types: Melanoma and Non-Melanoma, and less common ones.

Melanoma

Melanoma in situ

Invasive Melanoma

Dsyplastic Nevi/Moles

Non-Melanoma

Basal Cell Cancer

Squamous Cell Cancer

Actinic Keratosis

Less Common

Merkel Cell

Skin adnexal tumors

Sarcoma

Benign Skin Masses

Lipoma

Sebaceous Cysts

 

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