At Advanced Dermatology, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, usually by surgical excision. Whether the diagnosis is basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma or some of the less common skin cancers, early diagnosis is key to a good outcome from surgical excision. We emphasize early detection and we train our patients to recognize the early signs of skin cancer. The excision of benign but aesthetically objectionable lesions is also a large part of our surgical practice. In both situations, whether the lesion is malignant or benign, we make every effort to ensure a cosmetically pleasing outcome.
BCC (Basal Cell Carcinoma); the most common type of skin cancer. 1 in 5 people will develop in some point in their life. Common signs, usually light pink, which bleeds easily and will not heal.
Melanoma – A more serious type of skin cancer of the cells of the skin that produce pigment. This cancer is less common than BCC and SCC but more dangerous if not treated early and can spread to other parts of the body.
A – asymmetrical
B – border
C – color
D – diameter
E – evolution or change
SCC (Squamous Cell Carcinoma) – Second most common form of skin cancer, characterized by a red crusted bump that gets thicker and can grow rapidly.