Skin Cancer Treatment In Florida
Types of Skin Cancer
There are three different types of skin cancer: squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and melanoma. SCCs and BCCs are usually caused by UV exposure. BCC is the most common type of skin cancer, and also the least likely to metastasize. However, both BCCs and SCCs can indeed metastasize and become life-threatening if left untreated. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer and is known for spreading rapidly throughout the body. Treating melanoma quickly is the most effective way to treat the disease.
The Importance of Cancer Screenings
While SCC, BCC, and melanoma are different types of skin cancer, they all begin with abnormal skin developments. This is why it is so important to get regular skin cancer screenings. These screenings are quick, simple, and very effective. Your dermatologist will examine your skin, making a note of any abnormal moles, rashes, or skin growths.
Biopsies and Treatment
If your dermatologist suspects skin cancer, they will perform a biopsy for an accurate diagnosis. Then, they will remove the cancerous growth to protect the surrounding skin. We offer Mohs surgery, cryosurgery, and surgical excision. We also monitor skin cancer patients over time to ensure that they remain healthy.
Protecting Your Skin
Protecting your skin from UV damage is the easiest way to prevent skin cancer. We offer consultations and cancer screenings to help patients learn proper skin cancer prevention techniques. During these visits, we will recommend products and lifestyle changes to help you keep your skin healthy over time.