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.
Melanoma is a cancer of the skin that begins in the melanocytes, which are the cells that produce the pigment melanin.
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.
Radiotherapy for skin cancer has been used to successfully treat non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids for over 50 years.
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.
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.
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.