Skin Cancer Types and Treatments
Skin cancer diagnosis starts with determining the type of skin cancer. The reason it is important to determine the type of cancer is because the type impacts the treatment options that may be available to you. Patients may be diagnosed with:
- Actinic keratosis, or pre-cancers
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Malignant melanoma
Skin cancer diagnosis involves a visual examination of the skin by one of our experienced dermatologists. If we suspect skin cancer, we take a small skin sample (known as a biopsy) and analyze it to confirm whether cancerous cells are present.