Skin Cancer, Screening & Treatment

Skin Cancer, Screening & Treatment

Treatment of skin cancer varies according to the location, size, aggressiveness of the cancer and the patient's general health. In most cases, the dermatologist biopsies a small piece of the abnormal growth for an evaluation to determine whether or not it is malignant. Malignant tumors may require additional treatment.

Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the skin, so act vigilantly to prevent its growth. Ask someone for help when checking your skin, especially in places difficult to see. Seek treatment if you notice a mole that looks different from others, changes, enlarges, itches or bleeds - even if it is small.