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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. There are three types of skin cancers:

  • Basal and Squamous Cell cancers are the most common type of skin cancers. These cancers occur in the areas of the skin that are highly exposed to sun. They are generally the most treatable and curable.
  • Melanoma is less common, but more concerning. They account for only 2% of all skin cancer and may occur anywhere on your skin. It is more dangerous because this type of cancer has a tendency to spread if not detected early.

Prevention and early detection is the key to all skin cancers. 

Learn more about melanoma (skin cancer) from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center staff and patient services are centered around treating the whole person – during and after treatment. You can expect the right treatment faster from a team of specialists, all working together to provide a unified care plan with the best treatment options available.

Buelow, RN, BSN, CBCN

Your Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator

Sallie Buelow, RN, BSN, CBCN, is the nurse navigator for skin cancer patients and families. Find out how she can help you.

Skin Cancer Resources

Treatment Options

When you are ready to begin treatment, you'll receive the latest, most effective cancer technologies that Hall-Perrine physicians use to help fight each patient's unique battle with cancer. Learn more about treatment options.

Genetics & Cancer

Most skin cancers are caused by sun exposure or cancerous moles.  However, knowing your cancer risk factors, including genetics, can make an astounding difference in your future health.

Not all cancers are hereditary, but we encourage you to learn more about genetics if cancer runs in your family.

Information & Videos

Courageous Stories

Suzanne Staab

Suzanne's Story

In keeping with tradition at Hall-Perrine, Suzanne Staab – with family, friends and Mercy staff by her side – rings a bell to signify the end of her cancer treatment. Watch her story.

To discuss treatments call (319) 365-HOPE (4673)