How can we help you?
First most important is early detection ie screening and swift biopsies of suspicious or growing skin lesions. Many early skin cancers can be handled with simple treatments such as curettage and freezing. Ecxions are also done at our office with excellent cosmetic results. We also offer early laser treatments to avoid scarring, more aggressive skin cancers need MOHs surgery or radiation.
What causes Skin Cancer
Just as the diagnosis for skin cancer can be fairly complex, the actual reasons for skin cancer developing can be equally mystifying. Skin cancers most commonly develop from a combination of too much sun exposure, and a genetic pre-disposition that heightens the chances of skin cancer forming in the first place.
Typically, fair-skinned individuals are more likely to be at risk from skin cancer, especially those with blonde or red hair and light-colored eyes. Smoking, exposure to excess chemicals and an excess amount of moles and freckles can also be pre-cursors to the development of skin cancers.
Nobody can call themselves safe from skin cancer, so it’s important to do as much as you can to minimize the chances, especially if you are any of the above.
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As one of the most terrifying illnesses that we can get, cancer is a word that strikes fear into all of us. Skin cancer, specifically, is an uncontrolled and malignant growth of cells that form the basis for our skin. In the United States, more than two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer conditions, with an additional 76,000 being diagnosed with a melanoma skin cancer.
Skin cancer is something that comes in various forms, which can make diagnosis and fast diagnosis quite difficult. The three most common forms of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. Each type can show up completely differently from one another, and from person to person.
Typically, though, the most common signs are red bumps or scaly patches that won’t go away on their own, non-healing wounds or red, scaly patches of skin that form on sun-exposed areas of your skin.
The main symptom that we will notice with skin cancer, however, is the new or changing moles that appear on our bodies from time to time. Whilst these symptoms aren’t always a sure-fire sign of skin cancer, they are best to be checked by a professional dermatologist who can give you a more detailed overview of what could be the issue.