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Department of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

Dermatologic Surgery

Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers. More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year in the U.S. alone.  Skin cancers are classified into Melanoma and Nonmelanoma skin cancers.  Melanoma, the most deadly form of cancer, is a malignancy of the melanocytes, the cells that cause the skin to tan or color.  Nonmelanoma skin cancers are generally either basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.  Melanoma and Nonmelanoma skin cancers of all types differ in their appearance, clinical  features and  aggressiveness.

Because skin cancer can be disfiguring and deadly early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer is essential.

Cancer is occurs due to a disorganized growth of damaged cells which replace normal cells of the skin. Fortunately skin cancer begins on the outer layer of the  where it is visible to the naked eye. When detected early, skin cancer is easily treated and cured. Skin cancer detected in later stages can be fatal.  Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers.  More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year in the U.S. alone. 

Skin cancers are classified into Melanoma and Nonmelanoma skin cancers.  Melanoma, the most deadly form of cancer, is a malignancy of the melanocytes, the cells that cause the skin to tan or color.  Nonmelanoma skin cancers are generally either basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.  Melanoma and Nonmelanoma skin cancers of all types differ in their appearance, clinical features and  aggressiveness.

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