Skin Cancer

Understanding Skin Cancer

Living in the Sunshine State is wonderful, but too much of a good thing, like the sun, can cause skin damage, including skin cancer. Skin cancer begins in the cells that make up the outer layer (epidermis) of your skin and is the most common cancer in the United States. Although it is typically caused by overexposure to UV light, including sunlight and artificial UV light from tanning beds, areas of your body that weren’t exposed heavily to UV light can also be affected.

If you have already received a skin cancer diagnosis, you may have already had a biopsy and/or surgery to remove the cancerous area. When the dermatologist feels that the cancer has started to grow deeper or spread to nearby areas of the body, additional treatment from an oncologist is needed. They will create a specific plan for you based on the type of skin cancer, where it’s located, and the stage of the cancer. Reviewing the information in this section is a good first step before meeting with the oncologist.

Scheduling an Appointment with a Skin Cancer Oncologist in Brevard County

At Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, you will have a team of skin cancer specialists working together to determine the best treatment options after learning more about your specific type of skin cancer and your lifestyle. In the meantime, remember to protect yourself while you’re outside by wearing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and even long sleeves. It goes a long way to reduce your risk of developing additional new skin cancers in the future.

 
 

The Latest Skin Cancer Treatments are Available in Brevard County, Florida

If you or a loved one have been recently diagnosed with a type of skin cancer, the skin cancer doctors at Cancer Care Centers of Brevard are here to help you through your journey. We offer the latest treatments for skin cancer available, including clinical trials, with personalized treatment plans tailored to you. Our cancer centers are located throughout Brevard County, including Palm Bay, Rockledge, Melbourne, and Merritt Island, FL.

 

Radiation Oncologists Treating Skin Cancer