Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States? Most skin cancers are caused by your skin being damaged from sun exposure (ultraviolet rays) and the use of tanning beds.
A few days later, I received a call and was told I needed to make a follow-up appointment as soon as possible. The biopsied area was in the beginning stages of melanoma, which is a fatal type of skin cancer.
If you catch the development early on, the dermatologist can use liquid nitrogen to freeze the cells at the surface. This is a relatively painless process and will result in the cells falling off after they die.