Skin Cancer

Receiving a skin cancer diagnosis can be nerve-wracking. Despite your best efforts to protect yourself, you now must seek treatment to remove the cancerous growths from your skin’s surface. At Palm Beach Dermatology Group, our doctors offer skin cancer treatment. We will work with you to ensure your experience at our office is as stress-free as possible.

You’ll benefit from our 40+ years of experience when you make an appointment with Palm Beach Dermatology Group. Whether you’ve already been diagnosed with skin cancer or need a spot assessed, our doctors are here for you.

Call us today at (561) 499-0660 to set up an appointment with one of our qualified physicians.
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Types of Skin Cancer

According to Mayo Clinic, skin cancer is caused by the irregular growth of skin cells. The three main types of skin cancer include:

 

 

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Most patients notice basal cell carcinoma on their neck and face, as these areas are regularly exposed to the sun. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may want to have a doctor look at your skin:

  • A brown or flesh-colored scar-like mark
  • A sore that bleeds or scabs and heals but comes back
  • A bump that looks pearly or waxy

 

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Squamous cell carcinoma generally appears on the face, ears, and hands. Symptoms may include:

  • A flat, scaly spot on the skin
  • A red, swollen lump

 

Melanoma

Melanoma can occur anywhere on the skin, and non-cancerous moles can turn cancerous. You could have melanoma if you notice:

  • Your mole changes in color or size
  • You develop a lesion that has an irregular border
  • You have a large brown area of skin with darker brown spots surrounding it
  • A painful spot that burns or itches

 

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Skin Cancer Treatments
We Offer at Palm Beach
Dermatology Group

Once we’ve assessed your condition and medical history, your doctor can recommend a customized treatment plan. Depending on the diagnosis, you may benefit from one of the following treatments:

 

  • MOHS surgery: Your surgeon will use a scalpel to cut away thin layers of skin until the cancer is entirely removed.
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT): This two-stage treatment involves the use of drugs called photosynthesizers to get rid of pre-cancer and cancerous cells. We use light to activate the photosynthesizers and prompt your immune system to begin fighting the cancer.
  • Benign mole and growth removal: Some spots are non-cancerous, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have them removed. Our doctor can surgically remove benign moles and growths or shave them with a double-blade razor.

We want you to be as comfortable as possible, so we’ll ensure you know what to expect throughout treatment.

Don’t Wait to Have Your Skin Cancer Removed

Any condition that goes untreated can worsen over time. If you know you have skin cancer or are seeking a diagnosis, Palm Beach Dermatology Group wants to hear from you.

We will put our years of dermatological experience to work for you. You don’t have to worry about struggling to find an appointment. We have plenty of appointments available and are ready to take your call.

Contact Palm Beach Dermatology Group today at (561) 499-0660 to book your appointment.

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