Even if you have no history of skin cancer, a full body skin exam is essential to protect yourself. Many skin cancers, if caught early, can be curable. They can be both identified and treated at Empire Dermatology.
Skin cancer is serious. The three most common skin cancers that make up almost 99 percent of all skin cancers include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer in the United States. Although melanoma makes up only 4 percent of skin cancers, it causes about 75 percent of skin cancer deaths.
If you’ve had a blistering sunburn at any point in your life, your chances for skin cancer, including melanoma, increases dramatically.
There are a variety of treatment options for these skin cancers including topical medications, electrodessication and cautery (also known as scrape and burn), photodynamic therapy (PDT), cryotherapy, standard excision, radiation, systemic medications and Mohs surgery, a specialty at Empire Dermatology. The skin cancer experts at Empire Dermatology can help determine which treatment option is best for you.
You can schedule a skin check now at Empire Dermatology. We are accepting new patients.