Skin cancers are caused by many factors with the vast majority of them being due to excessive exposure to the sun’s UV . In recent years, there has been a booming of the numbers of skin cancers in the population worldwide. There are three main types of skin cancer, basal cell cancer, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. The latter is a very aggressive  cancer that needs immediate treatment, often not just surgically. The other two forms are relatively non invasive and are treated by the plastic surgeon when the tumor is diagnosed (often with a delay). Skin cancers in most cases require surgical treatment, ideally from a qualified plastic surgeon.