Tag Archives : Skin Cancer


Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of malignant skin cancers, affecting as many as 30% of all Caucasians at some point in their life.  Basal Cell Carcinoma rarely metastasizes or spreads to distant sites, but can lead to significant damage to the affected area. Where does BCC occur? BCC, like most skin […]

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of malignant skin cancers, affecting as many as 30% of all Caucasians at some point in their life.

Malignant Melanoma

Why is melanoma so important to diagnose? Melanoma is the least common, but most dangerous form of skin cancer.  Most commonly occurring in Caucasians and on the skin, it can affect people of color and in areas such as the eye and intestine.  Melanoma is responsible for 75% of deaths caused by skin cancer.  Awareness […]

Melanoma results from the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing cells, called melanocytes. Melanomas might appear on the skin suddenly without warning, but they also can develop within an existing mole.