Many people still don’t know that at Toronto Dermatology Centre, we offer one of the most comprehensive skin cancer clinics in Canada. Our dermatologists provide full skin exams, examination of skin lesions by dermoscopy, and we have outstanding plastic surgeons for removing of skin cancers. Skin cancer is incredibly common, particularly the three main types: basal cell cancer (most common), squamous cell cancer, and melanoma (most deadly). While doctors most commonly discuss these three skin cancers, there are in fact many other skin cancers, pre-cancers and concerning lesions including Actinic keratoses, Merkel cell cancer, Bowen’s disease, Keratoacanthoma, Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and more which your dermatologist will screen you for. If you’re fair skin, or have lots of moles, or had many sunburns growing up, or have a personal or family history of skin cancer or tanning salon use, or are older than 50, make sure to have a dermatologist screen your spots on a regular basis.
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