Skin cancer is the most common cancer. In the U.S. alone, more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed in more than 2 million people each year.
Skin cancer occurs when there is an uncontrolled growth of the cells that make up the outer layer of skin. The most common types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Melanoma arises from pigmented cells. Although melanomas are less common than the other two types of skin cancer, it can be more dangerous. For all skin cancers, the earlier you detect them, the easier and more successful treatment may be.
Why choose UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center for skin cancer?
UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center in San Antonio and South Texas. Our unique integration of state-of-the-art clinical care and breakthrough research, along with our comprehensive approach to cancer awareness, prevention and education make us Texas’ greatest asset in the battle against cancer.
We offer the following when you choose us for your care:
- You're surrounded by a multidisciplinary team of specialists
- Advanced screening tools for early skin cancer detection
- Targeted therapies
- Mohs Surgery
- Genetic testing
- Access to the latest clinical trials
- We offer a wide range of oncology support services to help you along your cancer journey
Make an appointment
To request an appointment with our team of cancer experts, call 210-450-1000 or 800-340-2872.