SKIN CANCER

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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans developing skin cancer over their lifetime. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer and typically occurs within areas of skin that have experienced repeated sunburns. Basal cell carcinoma is very slowly growing but can lead to severe disfigurement. Rarely, they can spread and be lethal. Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type of skin cancer and generally develops on chronically sun-damaged skin. Squamous cell carcinomas can be aggressive and have the potential to spread to lymph nodes and other organs.

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Detecting Melanoma

Melanoma is the least common type of skin cancer but accounts for the most deaths due to skin cancer. Melanomas can present as a changing mole, a lump, or a new blue, black, pink, or brown spot. Melanoma is associated with UV exposure and the risk of developing melanoma is increased in people who have had sunburns early in life or have used tanning beds in their lifetime. Early detection of melanoma is critical to achieving high cure rates so new, suspicious, or changing moles should be promptly evaluated by a board certified dermatologist.

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