Skin cancer refers to the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of skin cells. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Risk factors include pale skin, family history of melanoma, being over 40 years old, and regular sun exposure. Fortunately, skin cancer is almost always curable if detected and treated early. The most common skin cancers are:
Skin cancers vary in shape, color, size and texture, so any new, changed or otherwise suspicious growths or rashes should be examined immediately by a physician. Early intervention is essential to preventing the cancer from spreading.
At Dermatology Surgical and Medical, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below. Please note that we currently DO NOT accept any HMO insurance plans or Medi-Cal.