|Although just hearing the word “cancer” is frightening for most people, the majority of all skin cancers are benign and easy to remove. Skin cancer can develop as the result of past sunburns or excessive sun exposure, or it can appear without any obvious catalyst at all, affecting areas of the body that aren't even exposed to the sun.
Skin cancer almost always appears in the epidermis, the surface of the skin, so it's easily noticed and diagnosed. Once it has been detected, prompt treatment via skin surgery is the best way to prevent it from spreading.
If you have noticed new moles or growths on your skin, it's important to visit a doctor or dermatologist as soon as possible to have them examined and tested for cancer. Chances are high that any growths are harmless, but early diagnosis is your best bet if it should happen to be cancer.
If you are concerned about skin symptoms, contact us to schedule an appointment or learn more about skin cancer facts.