Changing the Future of Cancer Care: Skin Cancer
The skin cancer specialists at Miami Cancer Institute combine world-recognized medical expertise, innovation and compassionate care to detect and treat your specific cancer. By creating precise, personalized treatment plans that incorporate groundbreaking discoveries and collaborations with other world-renowned cancer researchers, these experts design the best individualized treatment plan just for you.
Skin cancer, the general term used when malignant (cancerous) cells form within the tissues of the skin, is the most common type of cancer. It can be found anywhere in the body, but it’s usually found on the parts of the body most exposed to sunlight, like the head, face, neck and hands. While people with light skin, hair and eyes have a higher risk for sun-related skin cancers, there are risk factors for those of Hispanic, African-American and other descents, also.
There are many types of skin cancer, each with specific risk factors, symptoms, prevention techniques and treatments. As a result, prognosis and treatment options vary based on each person’s own genetic makeup, location of the cancer cells and stage of the cancer.
For a comprehensive look at the most common types of skin cancer, please click on one of the cancer types listed below:
- Melanoma - cancer that forms in the skin’s pigment cells
- Basal cell carcinoma - cancer that forms in the skin’s outer layer
- Squamous cell carcinoma - cancer that forms in the flat cells of the skin’s surface
- Merkel cell (also called neuroendocrine) carcinoma - cancer that forms in the skin cells that respond to signals from the central nervous system
At Miami Cancer Institute, our internationally recognized skin cancer specialists work together across many medical disciplines (known as a multidisciplinary approach) to provide you with the most advanced screenings, comprehensive diagnostics and innovative treatments available today – all under one roof, with diagnostics and treatment planning appointments available all on the same day.