Skin Cancer Treatment
Our skin specialists performs surgery for the removal of cancerous growths and moles.
Involving the abnormal growth of skin cells, skin cancer tends to grow on sun exposed areas of the skin. Skin damage from harmful UV rays is just one of the main causes of skin cancer, as heredity and environmental factors can also lead to the disease. When detected early, the success rate for curing skin cancer is very high.
Skin Cancer Varieties
- Basal Cell Carcinoma – most prevalent type of skin cancer. It is characterized by small, round spots that are red or pink. Sores are raised, and may develop a crust and bleed. Frequently occurs on the neck, head and hands.
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma – slowly growing form that tends to spread to different parts of the body. It appears as a pink growth that scaly and raised.
- Malignant Melanoma – most serious and rarest skin cancer type. May form as a bump, mole or other skin growth. Spreads to various parts of the body, and may show changes in shape, size or color.
- Actinic Keratosis – shows up as a scaly, rough patch of skin. It is a precancerous skin disease that can progress to squamous cell carcinoma.
Skin Cancer Surgery
Surgery for skin cancer and precancerous growths is performed to remove diseased tissues. This helps to prevent the cancer from spreading to other tissues. It is important to make an appointment for a skin examination to diagnose unusual skin growths as soon as possible.
The dermatologists at Texas Dermatology and Laser Specialists perform skin cancer evaluations, skin surgery, and a full range of treatment options for skin problems in New Braunfels, TX. To make an appointment, call us at (210) 829-5180.
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