Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma are the three major forms of skin cancer found in the United States.
While malignant melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer, Basal cell carcinoma is more commonly found. Prevention of skin cancer is an important task for everyone, but especially important for individuals with fair or sun-sensitive skin who have a higher risk of getting melanoma.
Wearing sunscreen with an SPF 50 or higher every day is the best way to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Sunscreen should be worn indoor as well as outdoor daily, rain or shine. Ultraviolet light is the real culprit in developing skin cancer.
While there are several methods to treat skin cancer, one of the best methods available is Mohs Micrographic Surgery. This surgical technique was developed by Dr. Frederic Mohs, at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Peng was personally trained by his professor, Dr. Mohs while he attended the University of Wisconsin.