There are three main types of skin cancer. Squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma are non-melanoma skin cancers, and the vast majority of skin cancer is one of these. They are malignant, but unlikely to spread to other parts of the body. However, if they are not treated early, they may be disfiguring.
Malignant melanoma is the third type and the most serious. It usually spreads to other parts of the body very quickly and can be deadly if it is not treated early. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US. The key to having a positive outcome is seeking skin cancer treatment sooner rather than later.
The key warning signs for non-melanoma skin cancer are new growths, visible sores that do not heal after three months and spots on the skin that keep getting larger. If you are aware of these signs, you should seek help from our specialist. After the spots or lesions are diagnosed, a skin cancer treatment may be prescribed. If you do develop skin cancer, early detection is your best defense. It can be treated successfully in most cases, including the serious types, such as melanoma.
Skin cancer treatment is not one-size-fits-all. The treatment will depend on a variety of circumstances, including the type of cancer. During a skin cancer screening at the Center for Dermatology, your condition can be evaluated and a customized skin cancer treatment plan can be created for you. Our team will also make sure to provide you with tips that can help you prevent the development of skin cancer in the future. Regardless of the treatment method that is chosen for you, the main goal is the same: to get rid of the skin cancer once and for all.
During your initial consultation with our specialist at the Center for Dermatology, you can discuss the different treatment options and choose the right one for your condition and lifestyle. It is very important to get a diagnosis of any type of skin abnormality and treat if before it becomes serious. Our office is conveniently located in Lawrenceville, GA. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about your options for skin cancer treatment!