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Skin Cancer

Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It’s made up of layers of tissue and covers your muscles, bones and internal organs. The skin regulates your body temperature, protects you from dangerous pathogens, prevents water loss and produces vitamin D.

Cancer can form in the layers of tissue that make up the skin. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in both men and women, and Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It may be caused by age, exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays and other factors.

Meet Our Cancer Care Team

Dr. Chaudhuri

Prabir K. Chaudhuri, MD
Surgical Oncology

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Dr. Chen

Changhu Chen, MD
Radiation Oncology

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Dr. Skeel

Roland T. Skeel, MD
Oncology

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Dr. Reddy  

Krishna Reddy, MD, PhD
Radiation Oncology

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Dr. Verghese

Cherian Verghese, MD
Oncology/Hematology

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Dr. Mohamed

Iman E. Mohamed, MD, MRCP
(UK),FACP, MPH

Oncology

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More Information about Skin Cancer
For more detailed information about skin cancer, risk factors, signs and symptoms, common treatment options and more, please explore the resources below:

The National Cancer Institute’s (NIH) detailed booklet about skin cancer
The American Cancer Society’s guide to Skin Cancer

Last Updated: 1/5/16