Skin cancer

Also known as: Melanoma, Basal cell skin cancer, Squamous cell skin cancer, Skin cancer, non-melanoma, Cancer, skin

Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the skin. It's the most common type of cancer, and it's almost always cured when it is found early and treated. So it's important to see your doctor if you have changes in your skin.

Most skin cancers are non-melanoma types and include basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

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Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that starts in the pigment-producing skin cells. These cells grow uncontrollably and invade surrounding tissues.

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Providence Medical Group specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer. This procedure has a very high cure rate.

At Providence Cancer Center, patients and families benefit from some of the finest, most comprehensive cancer services in the world, including the best in diagnostic imaging, state-of-the-art treatments, nationally-renowned research, and compassionate counseling and support. Our doctors, surgeons, nurses, researchers, patient advocates and other caregivers work together to treat cancer aggressively and to ensure that no person has to face the challenge of a cancer diagnosis alone.