Disease & Drug Information

Skin Cancer and Melanoma

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US. It begins on the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis, and is most often caused by exposure to UV light including sunlight and artificial UV light from tanning beds. However, skin cancer can appear anywhere on your body even if it wasn’t exposed heavily to UV light.

There are two primary categories of skin cancer:

  • Melanoma
  • Non-melanoma skin cancers

Review this section's important information about skin cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms, staging, and treatment options as you prepare for your first appointment. Then, we will help you and your family in making treatment decisions, together with our medical team at Cancer Care Centers of Brevard. During this process, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to help manage your cancer and continue activities of your daily life.