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About Skin Cancer

  • 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 ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning beds, most commonly on the face, neck, hands, and arms and legs.

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

    Learn about skin cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with skin cancer before, during, and after treatment.

    The following information is from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

  • Information and Resources

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    Becoming a Patient

    As a new Dana-Farber patient, find answers to questions about your first visit: what to bring, how to find us, where to park, and how to prepare.

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    How Our Cutaneous (Skin) Cancer Patients Rate Dana-Farber

    Take a look at our patient satisfaction survey results for our patients treated for cutaneous (skin) cancer.
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    Support Services and Amenities

    We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual counsel, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.