What is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the United States. Early
screening and detection of skin cancer is crucial to successful treatment. Cancer screening
and therapeutic treatments are available at Salisbury Plastic Surgery, led by
board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, for residents of Worcester,
Shrewsbury, and neighboring areas in Massachusetts, who suspect they may be at risk for skin
Cancer typically presents as an uncontrolled cluster or growth composed of abnormal skin
cells. These diseased cells begin to grow when triggered by unrepaired DNA damage. DNA
damage often results as a consequence of long term exposure to excessive sunlight. Although
skin cancer is dangerous, fortunately it can be easily detected and can be treated
successfully with early diagnosis.