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Cutaneous (Skin) Cancer Types

  • Skin cancers are more common than all other cancers combined, and, collectively, their incidence is rising faster than that of any other cancer.

    Our Cutaneous Lymphoma, Cutaneous Carcinoma, and Oncologic Dermatology Programs provide highly specialized care for all types of non-melanoma skin cancer, including:

    • Cutaneous T cell and B cell lymphoma (CTCL, CBCL)
    • Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC)
    • Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
    • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
    • Rare adnexal neoplasms: eccrine, apocrine, sebaceous, and hair follicle tumors
    • Other rare cutaneous cancers
  • Treating Cutaneous (Skin) Cancer

    Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma)

    Skin cancer forms in tissues of the skin. Basal cell or squamous cell cancer forms in cells that do not make pigment. Both types usually occur in skin that has been exposed to sunlight, such as on the face, neck, hands, and arms.

    Merkel Cell Carcinoma

    Merkel cell carcinoma forms on or just beneath the skin, usually in parts of the body that have been exposed to the sun. It is most common in older people and in people with weakened immune systems.