Skin Cancer Treatments
Skin Cancer Treatments in Cincinnati, Ohio
The removal of malignant or precancerous growths on the skin is possible with skin cancer treatment. Skin cancer is one of the most frequent cancers. Skin cancer can strike people of all ages at any time in their lives. UV radiation from repetitive sun exposure or tanning, our genetics, and the environment in which we live are all variables that can contribute to the production of malignant growths. Skin cancer is a dangerous disease, but it is one that can be effectively treated if caught early. Our skilled dermatologists at Moksha Dermatology in Cincinnati, Ohio, can effectively identify and treat skin cancer. Skin cancers such as Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma can all be treated by our experts.
WHAT IS SKIN CANCER?
Skin cancer is the abnormal development of skin cells caused by excessive sun exposure. These cells continue to grow, resulting in skin tumors or lesions. Basal Cell Carcinoma, for example, is a type of skin cancer that seldom spreads to other parts of the body. Skin cancers including Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma, on the other hand, have the potential to spread to other parts of the body. Skin cancer can be prevented from spreading if it is detected and treated early.
Types of Skin Cancer
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer that appears on sun exposed areas. Basal cell carcinomas can appear anywhere on the body and usually appear as a pearly, red or flesh colored, papules.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinomas are a type of skin cancer that can occur anywhere on the body. Squamous cell carcinomas require prompt treatment and commonly arise from actinic keratoses.
Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer and can occur to individuals of all ages on all areas of the body. Melanoma can have a genetic component to it and appears as a brown-pigmented lesion containing melanocytes.
SKIN CANCER SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:
Any abnormal growths discovered on the skin should be examined by a dermatologist. Asymmetrical moles, open sores that do not heal, scaly or crusty patches of skin that do not diminish, and moles that have changed in appearance are all probable skin cancer indications.
HOW DO WE DIAGNOSE SKIN CANCER?
Our skin cancer specialists can analyze your skin completely. Our dermatologists offer mole mapping services to track the progression of problematic lesions. A biopsy, in which a small portion of the tumor is removed and sent to a laboratory for additional testing, may also be indicated.
SKIN CANCER TREATMENT OVERVIEW
There are numerous skin cancer treatments to choose from. Cancerous or precancerous growths on the skin can be surgically removed and sent to a lab for analysis. Some healthy skin (the skin immediately surrounding the tumor) will also need to be removed during skin cancer removal. When eliminating skin cancer, our physicians can carefully mark the necessary margins and use a variety of cosmetic methods to restore a natural-looking appearance after treatment. During your in-office appointment, the professionals at Moksha Dermatology in Cincinnati, Ohio, can go through the specifics of your skin cancer treatment.
HOW DO I KNOW IF SKIN CANCER TREATMENT IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Years of experience identifying and treating skin cancer have been established by our dermatological professionals. During your appointment at one of our Cincinnati, Ohio offices, our experts can advise you on whether skin cancer therapy is right for you.
IS ANESTHESIA RECOMMENDED?
To reduce any discomfort, local anesthetic is frequently used during skin cancer removal.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR SKIN CANCER?
Following skin cancer surgery, patients can normally return to work and other regular activities right away. After a few weeks, your stitches will be removed to allow for optimal recovery. Following skin cancer treatment, our physicians advise patients to use sunscreen and avoid sun exposure.
HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH SKIN CANCER TREATMENT in Cincinnati, Ohio?
Moksha Dermatology’s experts are happy and ready to speak with you about your skin cancer therapy in further depth. For a personal consultation at one of our Cincinnati, Ohio offices, please call 513-407-6946 or schedule an appointment online.