About Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, and treatment depends on
your specific diagnosis.
Types of skin cancer include:
- Basal Cell
- Squamous Cell
- Merkel Cell
- Lymphoma of the skin
- Kaposi Sarcoma
Skin Cancer Symptoms
Due to the varying types of skin cancer, symptoms can differ. Any of the
following symptoms should be reported to your primary care provider or
- White waxy mass on skin
- Brown scaly patch on skin
- Unusual growth or changes in existing mole
- New growth of mole
- Lump or ulcer on skin
While these symptoms are not always an indication of skin cancer, you should
see your primary care provider if you experience any of these symptoms.
Skin Cancer Screening
Early detection of skin cancer can improve your treatment outcomes. Screenings
for skin cancer can improve your chances of early detection.
Skin examinations to screen for skin cancer are performed by your primary
care provider or dermatologist.
Skin Cancer Treatment
Skin cancer is treated using multiple types of coordinated treatments,
- Prescription creams
- Radiation Therapy
Your Skin Cancer Treatment Team
Understanding your diagnosis and treatment options is the first step in
fighting skin cancer. At Frederick Regional Health System, we’re
committed to providing you with a cancer treatment experience that is
focused on you.
Learn more about your treatment team:
Oncology Care Consultants