There are 9,500 people diagnosed with skin cancer every day in the United States. An estimated two people die from the disease every hour. It is one of the most common cancers in the country, but in most cases, it can be prevented by avoiding overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light and tanning. There are different
Melanoma is an aggressive type of skin cancer: when left untreated, it can spread to other areas of the body. Melanoma develops in the cells, known as melanocytes, which are responsible for producing melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Melanoma typically forms in skin that has been frequently exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet
Statistics show that there are roughly 9,000 people in the United States diagnosed with skin cancer every day, and there are more people living with the disease than with all other types of cancer combined. Skin cancer occurs when there is an out-of-control growth of abnormal cells that first develops in the epidermis, the outermost
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and it is also one of the most preventable and most treatable types of cancer. In fact, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some time in their lives, as more than 3 million cases are
Mohs surgery also referred to as Mohs micrographic surgery, is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. Mohs surgery has a high cure rate and allows dermatologists to preserve as much healthy skin as possible by only removing the cancerous skin. Mohs surgery is considered a highly effective type of surgery to treat
Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells that usually occurs due to a mutation in the DNA of the cells. Cancer usually begins in the topmost skin layer, which is the epidermis. The epidermis has three main types of cells: basal, squamous, and melanocytes. These three are also most involved in skin cancer.
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