Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer
  • Overview of Skin Cancer
    • Skin cancer is caused by abnormal growth in skin cells. It is among the most common cancers in the United States. Some risk factors to developing skin cancer include having a lighter natural skin color, family history of skin cancer, constant exposure to sun during work and play, history of sunburns, history of indoor tanning, and having a large number of moles. Symptoms of skin cancer include changes in skin such as a new growth, a sore that does not heal, or a change in mole appearance. To reduce your risk of skin cancer, stay in the shade during midday hours, wear clothing that covers your arms and legs, wear a hat, wear sunglasses, use sunscreen, and avoid indoor tanning. If you are experiencing symptoms, contact your physician or make an appointment at the Student Health Services here.

For more information, visit the CDC website here.