Disease & Drug Info

Skin Cancer

 

 

Our skin is made up of several layers that helps to regulate our body temperature and protects us against outside elements – such as heat, infection, injury, and sunlight. Also, our skin is susceptible to skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. It begins on the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis, and usually forms on skin that has been exposed to sunlight, but it can occur anywhere on your body.

We understand that a new diagnosis of skin cancer can be overwhelming. Review this section's important information about skin cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms, staging, and treatment options. We will help you and your family in making treatment decisions, together with our medical team. During this process, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to help manage your cancer and continue activities of your daily life.

New York Oncology Hematology has seven convenient locations throughout the Capital Region of New York, where you will receive state-of-the art skin cancer care in a caring and comfortable environment close to home, work, and family.