If your doctor has diagnosed you with a type of skin cancer you should seek treatment right away so it doesn’t have time to get worse. Depending on how long the skin cancer has had to develop, you may have to go through different treatments to remove the effected cells.
In many cases, after detecting a cancerous abnormality on your skin, removing the cancer can be as easy as cutting that section out. However, if the skin cancer has had time to penetrate beneath the skin, treatment may become more complicated.
For advanced stages of skin cancer we offer a variety of treatment options that include:
- Radiation therapy (based on referral)
- Topical chemotherapy
- Photodynamic therapy
Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer and can be fatal. If you have any of the following risk factors for melanoma, you might want to keep an even closer watch on the changes in your skin. Some of the risk factors include:
- Having fair skin
- Living in high altitudes or in sunny places
- Excessive exposure to sun
- Using tanning beds
- A family history of melanoma
- Multiple moles or birthmarks
If you are worried by an irregular mole or abnormal patch of skin on your body, talk to your doctor or dermatologist right away. It is very important to identify and treat skin cancer before it has the chance to spread.