SKIN CANCER TREATMENT NYC
SKIN CANCER REMOVAL
Skin cancer treatment in NYC gives patients the proper care to address many forms of skin cancer. Due to advancements in the medical field, there are many treatment options effective at removing skin cancer. Mohs surgery and excisions are the most common treatments for skin cancer. The team at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill will create a treatment plan to help your skin return to good health. Our NYC skin cancer doctors will inform you of what treatment options are suitable and guide you through the process of recovery.
IS SKIN CANCER CURABLE?
Skin cancer caught in its earliest stages has the highest chance of being treated. The best way to prevent skin cancer from developing is through routine skin cancer screenings. Regular skin cancer screenings help our dermatologists detect any skin abnormalities in the earliest stages. Our team can help treat and remove any abnormalities that are pre-cancerous or in the earlier stages of skin cancer. Skin cancer screenings are effective for all types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and melanoma. If our dermatologists find an irregular mole or skin tissue, they will send out a sample to a laboratory. A pathologist will then test the sample to see if it is cancerous or benign.
|BASAL CELL CARCINOMA
|THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF SKIN CANCER
|APPEARS AS A WHITE LUMP OR SCALY BROWN PATCH
|DOES NOT USUALLY SPREAD TO THE BODY
|SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
|A COMMON TYPE OF SKIN CANCER
|FORMS A SCALY RED PATCH THAT CAN BE CRUSTY AND SOMETIMES BLEEDS
|MAY SPREAD AROUND THE CANCEROUS AREA
|MERKEL CELL CARCINOMA
|A RARER FORM OF SKIN CANCER
|APPEARS AS A RAISED RED LUMP
|CAN SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE BODY
|THE MOST SEVERE FORM OF SKIN CANCER
|HAS A SIMILAR APPEARANCE TO A MOLE, USUALLY DARK IN COLOR
|HAS THE POTENTIAL TO QUICKLY SPREAD TO OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY
HOW IS SKIN CANCER DIAGNOSED?
During your screening with our skin cancer doctor, your skin will be examined to see if it is consistent and healthy. The skin on your face, chest, arms, underarms, scalp, neck, hands, feet, legs, and back will all be checked. If our NYC dermatologists find any abnormal moles or patches of skin, they will send a sample to a laboratory to be tested. A pathologist will examine the sample under a microscope to determine whether it is benign or cancerous. If the sample is cancerous, we will work with you to create the proper skin cancer treatment plan.
|POTENTIAL SIGNS OF SKIN CANCER
|MOLES THAT APPEAR ABNORMAL IN SHAPE OR COLOR
|SORES THAT ARE UNABLE TO HEAL
|CRUSTY, PATCHY SKIN
|LARGE LUMPS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE BODY
|MOLES THAT LOOK DIFFERENT THAN THEY DID BEFORE
|MOLES THAT ARE SURROUNDED BY IRREGULAR SKIN TISSUE
|BUMPS OR NODULES THAT ARE ENLARGED
|ITCHY, OOZY PATCHES OF SKIN
HOW DOES SKIN CANCER TREATMENT WORK?
Our board-certified dermatologists are highly-trained and experienced at detecting skin cancer. The team at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill will determine the appropriate margins for skin removal. Cancerous skin and any surrounding skin that can be susceptible to cancer will be carefully excised. Patients can feel at ease knowing that our board-certified plastic surgeon is available to provide any necessary reconstructive surgery following skin cancer removal. The details of your skin cancer treatment can be discussed more thoroughly during your in-office consultation.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SKIN CANCER TREATMENT?
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, then you are a good candidate for skin cancer treatment. The New York City dermatologists at our practice can help diagnose and provide the proper treatment for skin cancer.
WILL ANESTHESIA BE USED FOR SKIN CANCER TREATMENT?
Local anesthesia is typically used during skin cancer removal. This ensures patients are comfortable and relaxed during the procedure.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER SKIN CANCER TREATMENT?
Patients can typically resume their daily activities after skin cancer treatment. Any stitches applied during treatment are usually removed after a few weeks to ensure proper healing. Following treatment of skin cancer, you will be asked to apply sunscreen and limit sun exposure.
HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH A SKIN CANCER TREATMENT?
The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill would be happy to discuss skin cancer treatment in more detail. Please give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.