You have options
A TEAM FOR YOUR SKIN CANCER OPTIONS
Skin cancers commonly are one of two types: Basal (“BCC”) and Squamous (“SCC). They have different names because of how they look under the microscope. Both can be readily treated if diagnosed early.
Skin cancer is common, largely preventable, and easily curable. Most skin cancers are slow growing, providing a long window of opportunity for intervention provided. When both are small they can be treated without surgery. Radiation is a choice for frail people ( the SRT-100 or the eBX are radiation machines) and we collaborate board-certified radiation oncologists to give you this option. Topical creams (such as Aldara, imiquimod, 5-FU, efudex, flourouracil) are also available and allow you to treat skin cancer at home. However, both approaches (radiation or creams) don’t let us know if your cancer is gone for good because no extra testing is done. We surpass the standard of care.
Mohs surgery with cosmetic reconstruction empowers you to know that the cancer is gone with the highest confidence because the growths are tested in a laboratory. Our Pathologists, Dermatologists, and Mohs Surgeons are all Board-certified and Fellowship-trained
EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF SKIN CANCER
Dermoscopy opens up a new dimension on clinical diagnosis of skin lesions and changes how your dermatologist should be examining your skin.
Dermoscopy in the hands of experienced dermatologists has higher discriminatory power than naked-eye examination to detect skin cancers in general and melanoma in particular.
Dermoscopy is cost effective, leading to a decreased number of excised benign lesions, and the dermoscopic follow-up allows early detection of melanomas.
However, the technique must be performed by experts in order not to miss melanomas. For this reason, instruction in dermoscopy is mandatory.
We deliver this service to our patients as part of your total skin health examination. Our practice serves clients with dermoscopy.