UAB Medicine

Skin Cancer Overview

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, affecting an estimated 40 to 50% of Americans will develop skin cancer before the age of 65. 

The UAB Skin Cancer program offers patients battling skin cancer a multidisciplinary approach to care. Our physicians are leaders in their fields and provide the best skin cancer treatment and education available.
Conditions Treated
  • Melanoma
  • high-risk basal cell carcinoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • other rare skin tumors
Services Provided
The UAB skin cancer program provides comprehensive care for all types of skin cancers, and offers patients skin cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment through:
  • Pigmented Lesion Clinic – Through special dermatoscopes, specialists in the pigmented lesion clinic can more closely monitor moles, finding melanomas faster and often reducing the number of biopsies.
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma Care - We offer comprehensive care for patients with cutaneous lymphomas, including access to light therapy, photopheresis, radiation, and multiple clinical trials.
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology – Our Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology Program has a national reputation for treating skin cancers of all types. We handle 3,000 patient visits each year for treatment of melanoma, high-risk basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and the entire spectrum of various rarer tumors.