Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world. It is caused by combination of genetic predisposition and UV (sun) exposure. The most common type is basal cell carcinoma, followed by squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. If untreated skin cancer can be deadly. Prompt diagnosis and treatment by a Board Certified Dermatologist is crucial to achieving early cure and prevention of additional skin cancers. The American Cancer Society recommend an annual full body skin examination by a Board Certified Dermatologist. During your full skin examination , Dr. Mays will evaluate all lesions on the skin including possible suspicious lesions for skin cancer. Treatment is often surgical excision of the skin cancer and can often be performed the same day in the office.