Is skin cancer curable?

Usually. In general, yes. There are many different types of skin cancer, and they all behave differently. As mentioned above, if caught early, all cancers are very curable. The speed with which they spread is very different from tumor to tumor. If you have any skin lesions which are changing, bleeding, or are otherwise concerning to you, have it evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible.
Can be. Whether or not a skin cancer is curable depends on the type of skin cancer and the stage of the tumor. Things like basal cell carcinoma are very curable are very rarely spread. Lower stage tumors are more likely to be successfully treated.
Yes. In early stages most of the skin cancers curable.

Related Questions

Can skin cancer be as problematic as other cancers if not detected early enough? Live very near beach. Is skin cancer 99.8% curable with excision?

Don't worry be smart. Wear sunscreen. See your Dr regularly for check ups. See a dermatologist if you're really worried. Read more...
Skin cancer types. Melanoma can be cured if detected and treated early; deadly if not. Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers can also be cured, but if not treated early can be locally invasive. Best defenses are prevention ( avoid sun exposure) and regular skin examinations. Read more...

Do I have skin cancer?

Needs evaluation. Do you sores that will not heal? pale skin or red hair? Have you had common exposure to bright sunlight with frequent sunburns? Are there nodules on your skin that are growing irregularly. Check with your dermatologist if any of these are present. Read more...

Is skin cancer hereditary?

Can be. There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. Read more...
Yes. This is related to race as well as certain genetic conditions or predispositions. Read more...
Skin cancer. There is a higher incidence of skin cancer, esp melanoma , in patients who's 1 st degree relative has had a melanoma. Also basal cell cancer can have hereditary component. A condition called Nevoid basal cell syndrome or Gorlin syndrome inherited condition involving skin, nervous system,eye,glands and bones. Read more...

And is skin cancer hereditary?

Yes, like many other. Diseases. Just because a family member has skin cancer, it does not doom you to the same fate. Using good skin care with sun block & protective clothing will go a long way to reducing skin care risk. Smoking is an independent risk factor for many cancers...Quit smoking now to reduce your risk. Read more...

What to do if I have skin cancer?

See a doc. Most skin cancers are diagnosed by biopsy of the skin. If you are concerned that you have a skin malignancy, see a physician or other provider or go to a clinic. Treatment may include excision of the lesion and/or in some instances treatment with a topical solution / ointment. Do not neglect or ignore a skin cancer, as some can have serious health impacts. Read more...

What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Skin growth. There are different types of skin cancer- melanoma, squamous cell, basal cell carcinoma etc. All are presented with skin growths-with different features. Mole that changes- in size ( growing), colors (multi colors), irregular shapes, or with symptoms-itchy, redness, bleeding etc--could be cancerous. Skin growth that is growing or unhealing wound could be cancerous. Dont delay-see a dermatologist. Read more...
It depends. There are different types of skin cancers. For melanoma, it can present as mole or pigmented lesions that changes color, grows, ulcerates and bleeds. For squamous cell ca, early stage starts like tiny skin plaques with thick flicky skin that can grow ulcerate with heaved up margins. Basal cell ca may have different forms but check with you physcian if not sure. Read more...
From None to severe! If caught early enough, a skin cancer won't cause any symptoms. If severe it can cause any myriad of symptoms if it has metastasized. Generally skin cancers start and then grow slowly. Once they get big enough, them may itch, hurt, ulcerate and bleed. If you such a lesion, get it checked out, asap. Read more...
ABCD's. Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. Read more...