Skin Cancer

Your risk of getting skin cancer is real. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year.  Dr. Stashower and his staff at the Clinical Skin Center can help you prevent, detect and treat skin cancer.  In the Northern Virginia area, we are the established experts in Skin Cancer diagnosis and treatment.  

Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun’s rays. Skin cancer affects people of all colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk.   

There are three types of skin cancer that account for nearly 100% of all diagnosed cases: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma. 

Our Dermatologists use the most advanced and safest techniques to treat skin cancer and are proud to have treated thousands of patients just like you.

Learn more about these forms of skin cancer, including what they look like, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis and treatment through the American Academy of Dermatology  Dermatology A-Z section.

  • The 5-year survival rate for individuals with Melanoma detected and treated before it spreads is 99%.
  • Melanoma is the most common cancer in young adults ages 25 to 29 years.  Invasive melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in men and women.
  • Each year more than 15,000 people will die of skin cancer.
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma & Squamous Cell Carcinoma, together, are the most common human cancers.
  • Both Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma have a better than 95% 5-year cure rate if detected and treated early.

If you have a spot that you are concerned about:  Come in to the office to have it evaluated. It’s quick, easy and could even save your life!