Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States today. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Skin cancer is also one of the most preventable cancers.
90% of skin cancers can be cured if detected early
Each year, approximately 13,000 people will die of skin cancer. Of those, 10,000 will die of melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer. Most cases of melanoma are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light—either from the sun, or from indoor tanning lamps and tanning beds. This means most cases of melanoma could easily be prevented.
Be a Skin Checker
Nobody knows your body like you do. Pay careful attention to any existing growths or moles and notify your dermatologist if you notice any differences. Be a Skin Checker.
You also play an important role in helping your loved ones avoid the devastating effects of skin cancer. There are parts of our bodies we may not be able to see clearly—or at all. If you could help a loved one avoid cancer, would you do it? Of course you would! Being a Skin Checker means helping your friends and family check for signs of skin cancer, and asking someone to help you.
When you are checking for signs of cancer look for multiple or unusually shaped moles, or changes in skin growths or moles.
Find Something? The Skin Cancer Treatment Center Experts at Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center Can Help
Our skin cancer treatment centers offer the following treatments for skin cancer:
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery
- Superficial Radiation Therapy
- Levulan® Kerastick®
- Topical Chemotherapy
- Electrodesiccation and Curettage
- Surgical Excision
Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center provides skin cancer screenings for patients. In order to detect any potential cancer in its earliest stages, it is important to have annual skin cancer screenings with your dermatologist and perform routine self-examinations. In other words, be a Skin Checker!
If you are due for a skin cancer screening, or if you have any risk factors for skin cancer, contact us today to book an appointment. We have multiple offices throughout North Texas–find the location closest to you.