Skin cancer affects one in six Americans at one point in their life or another. This means that skin cancer represents one third of all the cancers in the United States. The majority of patients who develop skin cancer develop non-melanoma skin cancer. Thankfully, there is a low level of mortality with this type of cancer, but staying on top of diagnosis and treatment is still very important.
The Importance of Screening
Early detection is key to you having a positive outcome. There are a number of treatment options that are available, and not all treatment options are going to work for every type of cancer or every patient. At SKC Dermatology we offer Mohs Surgery for removing cancerous tissue on the skin.
Who Treats Skin Cancer?
There may be a large team of professionals who work together to treat the cancer. Our dermatologist will be at the front of your treatment. Your primary care provider may be the first one who identifies the cancer. They may perform biopsies or make referrals to a dermatologist. Our dermatologist also has the ability to identify cancer, perform biopsies, and treat certain lesions.
The biggest mistake that a person could make is believing that skin cancer is something that can be ignored. When it is caught early, it is easy to treat. When it is not addressed, it can progress to something that is serious. If you think that you may be at risk for and would like to know more about the treatment options that are available, visit the professionals at SKC Dermatology in Paramus, NJ. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!