Procedures & Treatment
Skin Cancer Evaluation
Total Body Examinations
Total Body Examinations are routine for patients: screening for the early detection of skin cancer and even benign pre-cancerous conditions leads to optimal outcomes. We are always seeking the least invasive approaches to obtain the most optimal results. Contact us for information on Total Body Exams Prevention is the byword for our practice with the best possible Sun Blocks (for example Resverite Sheer Physical Sunscreen) always being encouraged! Should enough Sun damage already have occurred, there is a progression of disease.
The most common conditions include:
Occurring on areas that are chronically exposed to Ultraviolet Light, these pre-cancerous, rough scaly areas of skin can progress into a more dangerous form of skin cancer. However, once detected there are many techniques to eliminate them. Depending upon your situation and its severity, treatment will be tailored to your condition. Various treatment modalities are currently available including prescription creams that not only can treat apparent Lesions but can stimulate their body’s own immune system to effectively target atypical cells and destroy them before they can progress further. Contact us for more information on Solar Keratosis.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
The majority of skin cancers these too are formed mostly on Sun Damaged Skin. Because these can be locally invasive, the earliest detection leads to the least troublesome outcome. Discussion of treatment options and choosing the best option, given the needs of an individual patient, is routine in order to best match treatment with the needs of the patient Contact us for more information on Basal Cell Carcinoma.
Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. This potentially fatal skin cancer can lead to death if undetected. Fortunately, with early detection most Melanomas are curable. Total Body Examination and self-examination are two important tools in the early diagnosis of Melanoma. Searching for any change in current moles including developing atypicality can lead to the early detection and treatment of early evolving lesions. Early detection and removal still is the best treatment for Melanoma.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma can evolve into an aggressive form of skin cancer. Most common in Sun damaged areas, these cancers if detected early can be treated by various modalities. Similar to Basal Cell Carcinoma, discussion of treatment options and choosing the best option for each individual leads to matching the best treatment to the needs of that patient. Because Squamous Cell Cancer can arise from Solar Keratoses, detection and treatment of these lesions that most commonly appear on chronically damaged parts of the body is imperative. Eliminating these lesions decreases the likelihood of developing Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Total Body Examination and Self Examination are important tools in the early diagnosis and treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Contact us for more information on Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Dysplastic Nevi (“Atypical Pre-cancerous Moles” or Clark’s Nevi) are irregular pigmented (Black, Brown, Tan or Red) spots that are related to Malignant Melanoma. Total Body Exams and instructions on Self-Examination are vital tools in controlling this condition. Identification of early evolving lesions leads to more optimal outcomes. By making the patient part of the process, that empowerment helps both physicians and patient to detect earlier atypical lesions. Consequently, these lesions are identified earlier and treated earlier. Contact us for more information on Dysplastic Nevi.