Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
The most common type of skin cancer and has a high success rate when caught early. Symptoms include pink, brown, or red skin growths that can bleed easily. This is a slow-growing tumor but should be treated promptly to reduce the risk of side effects. If you notice any changes in your skin, book an appointment right away to be seen by Dr. Patel, our board-certified dermatologist.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
This skin cancer is the second most common type of skin cancer and is often more aggressive than basal cell skin cancer. SCC typically appears on sun-damaged skin as red, scaly patches. When caught early enough, the chance for successful treatment is optimistic. However, SCC can spread to lymph nodes, therefore prompt recognition and treatment is imperative when it comes to this kind of skin cancer. Squamous cell skin cancers can be treated with Mohs surgery. If you notice any changes in your skin, book an appointment right away to be seen by Dr. Patel, our board-certified dermatologist.
The most serious type of skin cancer and appears in the lesions that give your cells color or lesions without any color. Most melanomas are caused by UV rays however this type of skin cancer also has a genetic component. Melanoma can appear anywhere on the body and ss regular skin/mole checks every 6 months or yearly depending on several risk factors are important. Melanoma can present within an already existing mole or can also arise as new growths on the skin. Treatment includes surgery.
The concept behind this microscopically controlled surgical excision is that it can achieve preservation of the maximum amount of healthy skin. The surgery is done in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia. Mohs surgery is often performed for basal cell carcinoma and for the second most common type of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, and produces the highest cure rate for these skin cancers.