Skin Cancer

Because nearly all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, they’re the most common – and most preventable – cancers worldwide.

INTEGRIS Health Cancer Institute North

The world's most common cancer.

Reduce Your Risk

Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, but it’s also one of the most preventable cancers. More than 90% of all cases of skin cancer are caused by exposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation. The more you reduce your exposure to this radiation by wearing sunscreen, limiting time under direct sunlight and avoiding tanning beds, the lower your risk for developing skin cancer.

The INTEGRIS Cancer Institute

There are three main types of skin cancer: Basal-cell, squamous –cell and melanoma. Basal cell is unlikely to spread, but squamous-cell skin cancer and melanoma are more aggressive. No matter what kind of skin cancer you might have, INTEGRIS Health and the INTEGRIS Health Cancer Institute behind you, with the region's foremost collection of therapies, physicians and specialists.

We're here for you every step of the way, from the first diagnosis and staging to treatment and even beyond – with rehabilitation designed specifically for cancer survivors. We know this can be a challenging time, so please ask your physician about any concerns or questions you might have.

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Understanding Skin Cancer

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