Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. It is a disease that affects the body’s skin cells as a result of damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and/or tanning beds. The epidermis, the outside layer of the skin, contains three types of cells: squamous cells, basal cells and melanocytes. This is where the names of the forms of skin cancer come from: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

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If you have concerns with the health of your skin or need further information on Skin Cancer types, treatment, or prevention, please feel welcome to call High Valley Dermatology.