One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
Skin cancer is the most widely diagnosed cancer in the United States. It is one of the most preventable and one of the most easily detectable as well. All Americans should know the most common warning signs in order to catch and treat cancer as quickly as possible. Only your physician will be able to diagnose skin cancer, but if you have any of the following signs or symptoms, please contact SLSS immediately for an accurate diagnosis.
Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists proudly offer the following skin cancer treatments in NYC:
Basal cell carcinoma signs and symptoms
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. It usually appears on areas of the body with the most sun exposure like the face, neck, and hands. Its most common signs are:
- A reddish patch of dry skin that won’t heal
- A flesh-colored, pearl-shaped lump
- A pimple that just won’t clear
- A sore that bleeds, heals, and then returns
- A scar that feels waxy
- A group of slow-growing, shiny pink or red growths
- A flat or sunken growth
Basal cell carcinoma treatment
When it comes to basal cell carcinoma treatment, there are several factors that affect the treatment recommended by your board-certified dermatologist.
Electrodesiccation and curettage, also known as ED&C, is a procedure that removes the surface of the skin followed by burning the base of the basal cell carcinoma with an electric needle. Surgical options include surgical excision to remove the cancerous tissue and Mohs surgery to “shave off” thin layers of skin until all abnormal cells are removed. Other treatments include freezing, topical treatments and medications, although medications are typically recommended only for more advanced cases.
Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, it but can be treated successfully if caught early. Common signs and symptoms include:
- A mole on the skin that is growing, changing shape, or changing color
- A mole that looks scaly, oozes, or bleeds
- A new dark spot on the skin that looks like a mole, but grows quickly
- Pain, itching or bleeding in a new spot on the skin
- A brown or black streak underneath a fingernail or toenail
- A bruise on the foot that does not heal
What is the treatment for melanoma?
Early detection of melanoma greater affects your treatment options. In these cases, the cancerous cells are typically removed with surgical excision from the skin. For cases that are in the later stages, your dermatologist may recommend surgery of the lymph nodes, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy. We may also consult a network of oncologists to determine the best possible route for your total recovery. When all is said and done, our approach to skin cancer treatment is comprehensive, compassionate, and focused solely on your wellbeing.
SRT treatment for skin cancer
SRT Treatment (Superficial Radiation Therapy) is effective for skin cancers on the arms, legs back and torso, and is especially beneficial to skin cancers on the head and neck. During SRT treatment, radiotherapy energy is concentrated on the treatment area with a specially designed cone-shaped instrument. Energy is applied to the area for approximately 90 seconds.
What is the cost of skin cancer treatment?
The cost of skin cancer treatment in NJ varies greatly from person to person. For that reason, the cost of treatment varies greatly. When you come to Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists for your consultation, your board-certified dermatologist will determine the best course of action.
Skin cancer treatment is often covered by insurance, and our concierge staff will work with you to help you get coverage. We also accept CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit to help you get the necessary treatment as soon as possible.
Why choose Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists?
When you come to Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists for treatment, you can expect a boutique, personalized experience at every turn. In addition to the full spectrum of medical dermatological procedures, we also offer consummate artistry in cosmetic dermatological procedures, such as lasers, injectables, and non-surgical body contouring. When you come to Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists, you will find our concierge team dedicated to make your treatment as enjoyable as possible—not just your results, but also in every aspect of your experience.
How do I get started?
Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss skin cancer treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in NYC or NJ.