Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. The specialists at Franciscan Health identify, diagnose and treat all forms of skin cancer with advanced methods and the highest quality of care.
Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells typically caused by sun exposure. It is the most common type of cancer in the United States and can often be cured when treated in its earliest stages.
Your provider may diagnose skin cancer through a physical exam and test. If skin cancer is detected, it is often treated by surgically removing the lesion as well as a portion of the normal surrounding skin (Mohs surgery). Patients may opt for reconstructive procedures following surgery.
Because early detection and removal of cancerous growths greatly increases your chances of a positive outcome, continued skin cancer screenings and prevention efforts are vital to a full and healthy recovery.