The numbers tell it all. Skin cancer affects more than 1 million Americans annually, making it the most common form of human cancers.
Current statistics indicate one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer within their lifetime. So, what is skin cancer, in the basic sense? It is uncontrolled growths of skin cells, usually resulting from DNA damage to skin cells, particularly from sun damage, or tanning bed exposure. If you have fair skin, blue or green eyes, and red or blonde hair, you should take special precautions (see Skin Check), as you tend to be at highest risk for skin cancer.
The majority of skin cancers are composed of three different types: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
If you’re unsure, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment with one of our practitioners.
Changes on the skin can be a sign of a number of diseases and conditions, and knowing the exact condition is essential for successful treatment. Here are some of the treatments we offer:
There are a number of conditions and issues that can afflict the skin, and it never helps to ignore it and wait before it becomes a bigger problem. Here are some of the most common skin conditions that our patients experience:
At Dermatology & Skin Health, our excellent dermatology services are guaranteed to be safe and effective, performed by the top doctors in their respective fields. Treat your skin problems by contacting us today.
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