Skin Cancer

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Actinic Keratosis
Actinic Keratosis two days after a freezing removal treatment

An actinic keratosis, also known as a solar keratosis, is a growth that appears on parts of your body that are frequently exposed to sun.

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Annual Skin Examinations

Skin examinations should be performed at least once a year by your doctor. Just like an annual dental exam, an annual skin exam makes sure that you are catching any problems in their early stages.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is the type of skin cancer that carries the least amount of risk, but it does need attention.

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Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy, or “cryosurgery,” is a simple, non-invasive procedure in which liquid nitrogen is used to freeze and destroy growths on the surface of the skin.

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Melanoma
Melanoma skin cancer

Melanoma is a cancer of the skin that begins in the melanocytes, which are the cells that produce the pigment melanin.

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Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a surgical technique used to treat skin cancer in which the surgeon removes all the visible cancer, plus a small margin of the surrounding healthy tissue, and examines it to ensure that all cancer cells have been removed at the time of surgery.

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Nonsurgical Radiotherapy for Skin Cancer
U.S. Dermatology Partners Nonsurgical Radiotherapy Skin Cancer Treatment

Radiotherapy for skin cancer has been used to successfully treat non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids for over 50 years.

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Sebaceous Carcinoma

Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer that develops in the squamous cells that lubricate the skin. It most often begins on or around the eyelids.

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Seborrheic Keratosis
Seborrheic keratosis also known as seborrheic verruca or a senile wart.

Seborrheic keratosis is one of the most common noncancerous skin growths found in older adults. It most commonly appears as a brown, black or light tan growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back. Although they are not cancerous, they can look like skin cancer.

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Skin Cancer
Doctor removing mole from a patient's shoulder.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. It is most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Dermatologist examining male patient's skin for signs of Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer that develops in the squamous cells that make up the outer layer of the skin. Although it is usually not life threatening, it can be aggressive in some cases.

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