About 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. All three are known to be associated with skin damage caused by the sun or tanning beds. These cancers are preventable and treatable with early detection. Knowing the signs and symptoms to look for can help keep you and your family healthy.
Treatment of Skin Cancer
The treatment of skin cancer involves the removal or destruction of the cancerous cells. Depending on the type of skin cancer and depth of tumor your doctor may recommend a scrape and burn procedure (electrodessication and curettage), a cream, surgical excision or Mohs surgery.