The Destination for Childhood Skin Cancer Care

Pediatric skin cancer is a rare occurrence, but it still happens. If your child has a suspicious spot, count on our teams to provide meticulous diagnostics and thorough treatment. Our goal is to partner with you to decide on the best possible course of treatment—and attain the best outcome possible.

There are three main types of skin cancer:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma: The majority of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma. It’s a very treatable cancer, which starts in the basal cell layer of the skin (epidermis) and grows very slowly. The cancer usually appears as a small, shiny bump or nodule on the skin. It occurs mainly on areas exposed to the sun, such as the head, neck, arms, hands, and face. It more often occurs among people with light-colored eyes, hair, and skin. It can present as a small, raised bump that is shiny or a flat, scaly spot.
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma: This cancer is less common and grows faster than basal cell carcinoma, but it’s also very treatable. Squamous cell carcinoma may appear as nodules or red, scaly patches of skin, and may be found on the face, ears, lips, and mouth. It can spread to other parts of the body, but this is rare. This type of skin cancer is most often found in people with light skin. It can look like a wart, red patches or a scaly bump.
  • Melanoma: This type of skin cancer is a small portion of all skin cancers, but it causes the most deaths. It starts in the melanocyte cells that make pigment in the skin. It may begin as a mole that turns into cancer. This cancer may spread quickly. It can be different colors, change sizes or may look asymmetrical.