The skin is the largest organ in the body, and skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. There are three main types of skin cancer: squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. Of these, melanoma is the most dangerous. While it accounts for only about 1% of all skin cancers diagnosed in the United States, it has the highest mortality rate of all skin cancers. It’s estimated that this year melanoma will cause 7,230 deaths, or approximately one death per hour.
A cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows can be very stressful for patients and their loved ones.
The mouth (oral cavity) is one of the most easily accessible regions in our body. Yet sadly, oral and head and neck cancers referred to as squamous cell carcinomas are often detected in the advanced stages.
Each year, more than 30,000 people in the United States receive an organ transplant. If you or a loved one received a transplant, you know that you must be vigilant and watch for symptoms of organ rejection or organ failure.