Skin cancer basically is the most common type of cancer of the human body. All skin cancers combined far outnumber all the internal cancers within the human body. Typically, there are about three and a half million cases of skin cancer in the United States every year.
There are three major types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma which is the most common type of skin cancer. There are approximately 2.7 to 2.8 million cases annually, making it the most common cancer of the entire human body. The second most common skin cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, typically about 700,000 to 750,000 cases a year in the United States.
Melanoma is the third most common skin cancer but is the cancer that gets the most press, if you will, because even though melanoma makes up only 2% of all skin cancers it accounts for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths.
As a new patient, first and foremost you have to understand that we will make sure that we take care of your concerns. We will take care of your concerns, and we will do it in a compassionate manner. We all have listening ears, and from the top level of the providers down to the support staff we want to make sure that we make your experience as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible. No one has fun going to a doctor’s office, but if you’re going to a medical office you want to make sure that you’re taken care of in a professional fashion and a compassionate fashion, and we’ll make sure we do that.
In addition, we want to make sure that you leave understanding that we will address all your concerns. In addition to that, we will offer whatever treatment is best for you. We have the luxury of having every treatment available to us. So whatever we select within the armamentarium we will pick the best treatment for you that, once again, fits your concerns, your lifestyle, and your disease state.