Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer refers to the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of skin cells. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. People with fair skin, frequent sun exposure and a family history of skin cancer are at greatest risk. Fortunately, skin cancer is almost always curable if detected and treated early.

 

All treatment options will be discussed with you and your provider to choose the most appropriate procedure for your individual needs.

 

For more information regarding specific treatments available, please contact our office.

 

The most common skin cancers are:

 

Basal cell carcinoma – 80-85% of all skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma affects cells in the lowest layer of the epidermis.

 

Squamous cell carcinoma – 10% of all skin cancers. Squamous cell carcinoma affects cells in the middle layer of the epidermis.

 

Melanoma – 5% of all skin cancers. Melanoma is a rare but very dangerous type of skin cancer. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease.

 

Laub Dermatology - Medical - Skin Cancer and Mole Evaluation

 


 

Skin Cancer Self-Exam


(video from American Academy of Dermatology)

Skin Cancer Prevention


(video from American Academy of Dermatology)