About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, and treatment depends on your specific diagnosis.

Types of skin cancer include:

  • Melanoma
  • 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 dermatologist:

  • 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, including:

  • Surgery
  • Prescription creams
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Medications

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