We are defining excellence in patient care by providing our patients with timely access to skin cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment in a compassion and state-of-the-art center.
Skin cancer is a very serious condition that affects millions of Americans each and every year. It can develop in men and women of all ages, and is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Studies show that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime.
At Dermatology Consultants, our skilled dermatologists have wide range of options for treating skin cancers, including surgical removal of the tissue, cryosurgery (freezing the cells), laser removal and photodynamic therapy (using a light-sensitive medication with a laser), and Superficial Radiation Therapy (treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer). Skin cancer surgery is usually done right in our office and typically takes only a few minutes.
When one of our dermatologists detects cells that may be cancerous in your skin, he or she will conduct a thorough examination, typically involving a biopsy, to make an accurate diagnosis. Then he or she will determine if surgery is right for you, and what kind of surgery is ideal for your case.
SKIN OF COLOR
Although dark-skinned people have a natural protection against skin cancer, that doesn’t mean it can’t occur. It does – most frequently where skin is lightest, such as the palms, soles of the feet, and around the nail bed. This is most true for Asians, Native Americans, and people of African descent. In Hispanics, melanoma occurs most frequently on the legs. Because it is frequently misdiagnosed as plantar warts (on the soles of the feet), tinea manuum (a fungus occurring on the palms of the hands), or a condition known as talon noir or black heel, and because many people do not seek treatment early on, the melanoma death rate is highest among people with dark skin. The lifesaving answers lie in awareness and early diagnosis.
Our board-certified dermatologists are fellowship trained in skin cancer and reconstructive surgery accredited through the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS).