Skin Cancer Treatments
Skin cancers can be removed safely under local anesthesia in the office. Small, thin basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas may be treated with electrodesiccation and curettage, or scraping, and allowed to heal without stitches. Deeper or larger skin cancers are surgically excised, either with Mohs surgery on cosmetically sensitive areas, or excision. Second line treatments consist of topical or intralesional chemotherapy, superficial radiation, or oral chemotherapy.
Early Detection is Key – Get Your Screening Done Today!
The incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers has been increasing over the past decade. One in five Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. It is important to monitor your skin for any new or changing growths. Any concerning growths should be evaluated by an experienced board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Kopp and her staff may recommend a specific course of treatment tailored to meet your specific needs.
For more information regarding skin cancer treatment, screenings, and more, be sure to contact Nova Dermatology today.