Basal cell carcinoma accounts for 80 percent of all skin cancers. The cause is damage to the DNA of cells in the epidermis, the top layer of the skin.
Mohs surgery, a precise technique for removing skin cancer, is used to treat melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.
The second-most-common type of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma is on the rise. With proper attention, it can be treated and usually cured.
If cancer runs in your family, or you are at high risk because of your age or other factors, talk to your doctor about cancer screenings.
If you want to smooth out lines on the face, you may consider Botox or dermal filler injections for a fresher, younger-looking complexion.
A disease caused by ultraviolet light that comes from the sun’s rays.