What You Need to Know

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, most of which are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, you can protect yourself from skin cancer by:

•Wearing sunscreen – SPF 30 or higher is recommended
•Wearing protective clothes such as a shirt, hat or sunglasses
•Seeking shade when possible

Types of Skin Cancer

• Melanoma

Non-melanoma skin cancers
     •Squamous cell
     •Basal cell
     •Merkel cell
     •Kaposi's sarcoma

Treatment

Depending on the location, type, and stage of your skin cancer, there are many treatment options.: 

Mohs surgery 
Wide local excision 
Lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy 
• Complete lymph node removal for regional lymph node disease 
• Radiation therapy

Medical therapy includes:
•Immune checkpoint inhibitors
•Targeted therapies
•Chemotherapy