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Welcome Video

In this program, you can learn about what skin cancer is, including what causes it and what its symptoms are. 
You can also find information on prevention strategies and screening recommendations. 

Dr. Mayzik
Hello and welcome. My name is Dr. Mayzik. Today we are discussing skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The good news is that it’s also one of the most treatable types of cancer, especially if it’s caught early. In this program, you can learn about what skin cancer is, including what causes it and what its symptoms are. You can also find information on prevention strategies and screening recommendations.

Additionally, we discuss the major types of skin cancer, including:

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, and
  • Melanoma

We provide information about the specific risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options for each of these major cancer types.

Our specialists -- Dr. Patel and Dr. Alvarado -- provide their expertise throughout the program. In addition, you can hear the stories of several patients who share their personal experiences with skin cancer.

Keep in mind, there may be terms that you’re not familiar with, so please visit the glossary at any time, and be sure to check out the other resources included in this program. Thank you for joining us.