Conditions: Skin Cancer

What is Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is a type of tumor in the skin which will continue to invade, grow and potentially spread if left untreated. This usually happens in areas of the body with the most sun exposure. This condition can also occur in areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight.

There are three major types of skin cancer — basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

The most frequent type of cancer in the United States is skin cancer.The two most common cancers of the skin, basal cell, and squamous cell carcinomas are curable but can be costly to treat and lead to disfigurement. The third common skin cancer, Melanoma, is the most dangerous and causes the most deaths. Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light causes the majority of these three types of skin cancer.

What will happen without treatment?

Initially, skin cancer may appear as a rash, nodule or a patch of skin that seems irregular. Spots may bleed easily or leak. As cancer grows, the shape or size of the visible skin mass may change, enlarge, and go deeper into the skin. Consult a dermatologist if you notice suspicious changes or evolving marks on the skin.

How we cure patients with skin cancer:

Our board-certified dermatologists are certified trained medical doctors who have combined over 60 years of medical practice in skin care combining with the latest solutions and most effective treatments in skin health. The following are some of the therapies Dermatology Associates of Seattle have used for both minimal recovery time and combined effective results.

Mohs treatment: Mohs surgery is a precise surgical treatment for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, and other more unusual skin cancers.
Excisional Surgery: While most Moh’s surgery procedures are done on the head and neck, excisional surgery is the treatment of choice for most other areas.
Radiation: Radiation can be an option for most forms of skin cancer and is useful for patients in whom surgery may not be an option.

Dermatology Associates of Seattle cares:

We completely sympathize with patients who have been diagnosed with cancerous skin growths, however, the experience which our board-certified dermatologists deliver regularly ensure both state of the art treatment and prevention. Make an appointment and start living a comfortable, cancer-free life, now.

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