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What is Skin Cancer?
The most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States, skin cancer can be a frightening diagnosis to receive. To better understand skin cancer and your treatment options at Dermatology & Aesthetic Care in Centerville, Ohio, read our helpful skin cancer guide.
Cancer can come in many forms, including skin cancer, which arises due to mutations in the cell DNA. The mutations cause the skin cells to reproduce uncontrollably, triggering the formation of cancerous lesions and tumors.
When you’re ready to schedule your skin cancer screening, give us a call at (937) 436-1117 or contact us online.
Skin Cancer FAQs
With skin cancer being as common as it is, you likely have several questions about this dangerous skin condition, such as what causes it, what are the different types, and how is skin cancer treated in Centerville, Ohio. Our providers answer these questions and more in the comprehensive FAQs section below.
The primary cause of skin cancer is excessive overexposure to ultraviolet radiation, typically from the sun or tanning beds. This triggers the development of mutations in cell DNA.
Other risk factors that may increase your risk for skin cancer include a family history of skin cancer, fair appearance (e.g. blonde or red hair, light eyes and skin), weakened immune system, history of sunburns, and exposure to various chemicals (e.g. tar and coal).
Skin cancer can be life-threatening if left untreated, as it can invade surrounding tissue and spread to other parts of the body. As the cancer becomes more widespread, it’s increasingly harder to treat.
Skin cancer can take on many different appearances depending on the type and location. For instance, basal cell carcinoma often shows up as a red, flesh-colored or pearly bump, or may have the appearance of an ulcer, while squamous cell carcinoma may look like a raised bump with an indentation in the middle or rough and crusty spot that bleeds easily when scraped.
If you notice an odd-looking bump or suspicious spot on your skin, it is important to visit a board-certified dermatologist for a professional skin cancer screening. Contact us if you’re ready to schedule your skin cancer screening in Centerville, Ohio.
In some cases, a cancerous lesion or spot on the skin can cause feelings of itchiness. However, this is not a direct indication of skin cancer and a thorough skin evaluation with a board-certified provider is needed for a more well-rounded diagnosis.
There are several different types of skin cancer that we diagnosis and/or treat at Dermatology & Aesthetic Care in Centerville, Ohio. This includes:
Basal and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common forms of skin cancer we treat in Centerville, Ohio. However, our providers have experience addressing many other types through comprehensive skin cancer treatments.
At Dermatology & Aesthetic Care, our providers use several different forms of treatment to address skin cancer. This includes curettage and electrodessication (i.e. scraping and burning), cryotherapy (i.e. freezing), radiation, excisional surgery, and Mohs surgery.
To learn more about each individual skin cancer treatment or to uncover which is best for you, contact our dermatology clinic today.
Skin Cancer Photos
It can be hard to distinguish one skin cancer from another. To help you better identify suspicious spots and potential skin cancers, view our helpful skin cancer photo gallery. If you notice any odd-looking areas on your skin, we urge you to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists in Centerville, Ohio.
Schedule a Skin Cancer Screening in Centerville, OH Today
Whether you have a suspicious mole or a patch of skin that seems to never heal, our board-certified dermatologists at Dermatology & Aesthetic Care are here to help. We understand the fear associated with a potential skin cancer diagnosis, and know that early detection is the key to effective treatment.
Early detection of skin cancers helps to ensure the proper treatment is immediately started to reduce the life-threatening effects. Schedule your annual skin cancer screening with our board-certified providers in Centerville, Ohio, today. Contact us online or give us a call at (937) 436-1117.