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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, occurring from the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. With early diagnosis and treatment, most skin cancers can be cured.
One of the biggest causes of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and tanning beds. Excess sun exposure damages skin cells to the point that they start to grow out of control.
Receive expert testing and treatment for skin cancer in Sacramento and the surrounding areas at Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento. Start your journey to better health by using our Find a Doctor tool or calling 888.800.7688 to schedule a consultation.
Signs and symptoms of skin cancer vary but can include a change in the color or appearance of your skin. For example, it may appear as an abnormally colored or unusually shaped mole.
These are the types of skin cancer:
If you notice changes in existing moles or anywhere else on your skin, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
There are many options for you treat and prevent skin cancer. Skin cancer prevention starts with wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays.
Treatment strategies offered at Dignity Health depend on the type of skin cancer. They include:
You can trust our oncology team, consisting of surgeons, doctors, and specially trained nurse navigators, for a full spectrum of cancer care.