Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and usually forms on the head, face, neck, hands and arms. Skin cancer is more commonly seen in people who spend a lot of time in the sun or have been sunburned, have a family history of skin cancer, are over the age of 50 or have a fair complexion.

Because skin cancer treatment is more likely to work well when cancer is found early, suspicious skin markings and any changes in the skin should be seen by a doctor. If not treated, some types of skin cancer cells can spread to other tissues and organs.

Following are trusted resources for more information about skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. 

American Academy of Dermatology
Medline Plus - Skin Cancer
The Skin Cancer Foundation

Sun Safety from KidsHealth

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with skin cancer, the physicians and staff at Shaw Regional Cancer Center are your best resources for personalized discussions and treatment plans. For a consultation, call us at (970) 569-7429.