Skin Cancers: Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
These are the two most common types of skin cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands and arms which have had the most cumulative amount of sun exposure over the years. However the skin cancer can occur anywhere. Basal cell carcinoma grows slowly and rarely spreads to other parts of the body. Squamous cell carcinoma sometimes spread to lymph nodes and organs inside the body, known as metastasis. The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect yourself from the sun at all ages. Most basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers can be cured if found and treated early. If a change on the skin is seen, for example a new growth, a sore that doesn’t heal or a change in an old growth, please come to see us for an evaluation and diagnosis.