As the most common diagnosed of all cancers, skin cancer affects a million new people each year. It encompasses a small group of malignant classifications, from highly treatable basil cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma to the more serious condition of melanoma. And because of skin cancer’s prevalence among sun-loving Floridians, the oncology specialists of Florida Hospital are committed to its timely diagnosis, and leading breakthrough research to advance its successful treatment. Request an appointment with our oncology specialists or seek a second opinion today.
What is skin cancer?
Skin cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in the skin cells. In the US alone, more than 2 million Americans were expected to be diagnosed in 2010 with nonmelanoma skin cancer, and 68,130 were expected to be diagnosed with melanoma, according to the American Cancer Society.