At your first visit to a dermatology specialist (dermatologist), it is likely they will take a detailed medical history and check the affected area of skin
Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of the cells in the skin.
Skin tumours or cancers can be benign (harmless) or malignant (invasive and potentially life threatening). Malignant skin cancers fall into two main groups:
All three types of skin cancer are becoming increasingly common, but most skin cancers can be prevented.
With early detection, most skin cancers are successfully treated, even the most aggressive forms (Gross 2009).
The Skin Academy website aims to provide information including early warning signs, diagnosis and treatment for the most common forms of skin cancer:
Non melanoma skin cancers – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cellcarcinoma and the precancer actinic keratoses.
The Skin Academy has experts with special expertise in the field of dermatology and skin cancer.