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Skin Cancer
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Skin Cancer

Most skin cancers are caused by overexposure to sunlight. The effect of sunlight is cumulative. The more sunlight your skin has been exposed to, the higher your lifetime risk for developing skin cancer.

Skin cancers are roughly divided into melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Melanomas are cancers of pigment producing cells. Non-melanoma skin cancers are cancers of non pigment-producing skin cells.

At UCSF, there are several different practices in Dermatology that handle skin cancer.

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The UCSF Skin Cancer Guide

Written and reviewed by UCSF dermatologists, our Skin Cancer Guide will answer your most common questions.


Visit our comprehensive website to learn more about the different types of skin cancer, what your risk factors are, and what treatment and prevention strategies are available.

For Transplant Patients

Transplant patients are at higher risk for skin cancer. Learn more about recognizing skin cancer and treatment and prevention options.

Caring for Transplant Patients

Review current guidelines in treating and preventing skin cancer in organ transplant recipients.

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This website was created by grants from the UCSF Patient Care Fund
and the Mount Zion Health Fund.



Updated: October 5, 2010
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.
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