Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. It is estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime.
Penn dermatologists diagnose and treat all forms of skin cancer, including:
Anyone can develop skin cancer. Risk factors for skin cancer include:
Whole body photography documents the skin through a series of photographs taken every five to seven years.
A medical photographer at Penn Dermatology conducts baseline studies of all patients seen in the melanoma and pigmented lesion clinic to document and establish mole patterns and changes over time.
Whole body photography is also available to patients who do not have a melanoma diagnosis, but want full body photography for skin cancer preventive measures.
Penn Dermatology provides comprehensive support for patients which includes: detecting, diagnosing, treating, and preventing skin cancer.
Congratulations to the 198 Penn physicians listed below who were included in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs™ 2017.
Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers.
A clinical trial is a research study involving patient volunteers that are conducted to find safe and effective treatments for a variety of health conditions.