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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnoses in the United States. It includes basal and squamous cell skin cancer, melanoma, lymphoma and others. They most often develop in areas of the body exposed to sun and ultraviolet rays but can be found elsewhere.

Prevention usually includes common-sense practices such as staying out of direct sunlight, wearing proper sunscreen and covering your skin with hats and long-sleeved shirts. Lymphoma of the skin is usually caused by a weakened immune system, infection or genetics and has few preventative measures.

A dermatologist can help answer any questions and examine areas of your skin that are of concern. Early detection is key, so it’s smart to visit a dermatologist for a thorough skin exam once a year or more often if you’re at higher risk such as if you’re fair-haired or light-eyed or if you get lots of exposure to the sun.

Tips and Resources About Skin Cancer

The 3 Major Types of Skin Cancer

Detecting skin cancer as early as possible gives you the best chance of successfully treating it. And the best way to detect skin cancer is to check your own skin regularly for suspicious-looking changes. We break down the three major types of skin cancer.

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Moles When Should I Worry

Learn about the criteria for identifying certain types of moles and whether they could be a sign of malignant melanoma.

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Why You Should See a Dermatologist

Your skin is your body’s first line of defense, and it takes a lot of punishment on your behalf. It’s important to take care of it.

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Connect with a Dermatologist

Find out more information about the dermatology services we offer throughout our health system. Early detection is key to preventing serious skin conditions such as skin cancer.
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