Calabasas Dermatology Center offers the finest board-qualified dermatologists and skin cancer specialists for the diagnosis and effective treatment of skin cancer and precancerous lesions. Available to you is comprehensive information regarding the risk factors of skin cancer, causes, symptoms, prevention, detection and treatment. We offer specialized and advanced surgical techniques such as Mohs Micrographic Surgery. In addition, we screen moles for potential skin cancer, including malignant melanoma. Specifically, we treat skin cancer with any one of the following methods: Excision, Electrodesiccation and Curettage, Photodynamic Therapy, Topical Chemotherapy, and Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Skin cancer occurs as a result of mutations in the DNA of skin cells which can cause an abnormal growth of those cells. While the most common form of skin cancer develops as a result of exposure to the sun, cancer growths can also occur on areas of the body not exposed to sunlight. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma are the three most common types of skin cancer.
Unfortunately, everyone is vulnerable to skin cancer. It's often associated with people who spend hours in tanning salons or lying in the sun, and cumulative sun exposure is responsible for many types of skin cancer. Even mild sunburns can cause damage that could lead to skin cancer. Patients who do not take proper precautions and do not routinely apply proper sunscreen with a high SPF on both the face and body, over the course of their life can inevitably accelerate this damage. Avoiding over exposure to the sun is important in protecting the health of your skin against skin cancer. Patients with a family history of a skin condition, disorder or skin cancer can benefit from the variety of services and treatments available at our office. Patients with a higher risk of skin cancer should seek regular visits and take preventative measures.
To reduce the risk of skin cancer, we recommend limiting your exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Always inspect your body for new changes or abnormal growths. If you notice you have a new mole on your body, make sure you have it looked at by your dermatologist.
With the exception of melanoma, a dangerous cancer once it spreads, most forms of cancerous skin are easy to treat and won't cause long-term damage to your health. Of course, with all types of skin cancer, early detection is key.
Regular skin cancer checks by one of our dermatologists are crucial to early detection of skin cancer. A diagnosis of skin cancer is determined by the results of a biopsy. Self-exams are also important to screen for prominent types of skin cancer as well as precancerous lesions.
At the Calabasas Dermatology Center located in Los Angeles, we specialize in diagnosing and treating skin cancers in a patient-focused environment. Our experts will help you along every step of the path to treating any skin cancer growth you may develop.
Call us today to schedule a skin cancer screening with our caring, professional physicians.
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