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Understanding Skin Cancer

At AdventHealth Cancer Institute Shawnee Mission, we encourage prevention — seeing your dermatologist for any concerns — and will be here for you with expert-level care if you face skin cancer.

While only 1% of skin cancers are melanomas, they’re the deadliest because they can spread throughout the body and metastasize. Other, less common, skin cancers include Merkel cell carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma, cutaneous lymphoma and skin adnexal tumors. These account for less than 1% of all skin cancer types.

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Skin Cancer Care You Can Count On

You’ve got this, because you’ve got us. If your dermatologist recommends comprehensive skin cancer care, we’re here to help.