In the following videos, Howard Kaufman, MD, a surgical oncologist and melanoma expert who is director of the Rush University Cancer Center, discusses how to detect skin cancer, what to look for, how skin cancer is treated, and what you can do to reduce your risk of getting skin cancer. Double-click to view a larger video.
Introduction to Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with an expected 3.5 million new cases in 2010. Fortunately, most skin cancers are highly treatable.
Skin Cancer Warning Signs
How can you tell if you might have skin cancer? Signs to look out for include changes, asymmetry, irregular borders and color.
Skin Cancer Self-Examination
The skin self-examination is an important component of surveillance for melanoma and other skin cancers. Kaufman explains how to perform a thorough self-exam.
How is Skin Cancer Treated?
Treatment for skin cancer usually involves removal through a minor surgical procedure. It's very effective if cancers are caught and treated early.
Protecting Your Skin - Skin Safety Tips
It's OK to have some fun in the sun, but you need to do it responsibly. Learn more about protecting your skin, using sunscreen and what level SPF you should use.