Skin Cancer

Skin cancer and it’s treatment is Dr. Leithauser’s primary area of interest. She is skilled in all aspects of skin cancer care including: 

  • Facial reconstruction following skin cancer removal
  • Destructive techniques (for early/superficial skin cancers)
  • Topical treatments (for early/superficial skin cancers)
  • Field-treatment for skin cancer prevention 

Types of skin cancer: 

  • Basal cell
  • Squamous cell
  • Melanoma
  • Rare tumors

Skin Cancer Facts

  • More than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer were treated in over 3.3 million people in the U.S. in 2012, the most recent year new statistics were available.
  • More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.
  • One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70.
  • Actinic keratosis is the most common precancer; it affects more than 58 million Americans.4
  • The annual cost of treating skin cancers in the U.S. is estimated at $8.1 billion: about $4.8 billion for nonmelanoma skin cancers and $3.3 billion for melanoma.5

For more information, visit: www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin