Skin cancer, like other forms of cancer, is a collection of abnormal cells that are starting to grow alongside healthy skin cells. The abnormal cells result from damaged and unrepaired DNA inside otherwise healthy cells, and in skin cancer, this damage is often caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Sometimes the cancerous cells look like a regular mole, either flat or raised, making both self-exams and professional medical exams important on a regular basis so any cancerous growth is identified as early as possible.
All forms of skin cancer are treatable thanks to advanced medical technology. Depending on the type, stage, and location of the skin cancer, the Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center team will create a treatment plan with you using one or more different options for effectively killing cancer cells before they spread further. To learn more about any of these treatment options, you can visit our skin cancer treatment pages, or talk to your provider during your next visit to our office.