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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

If your concern is a true medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

A message from Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ:

Dear Patients,

Our providers and staff recognize that we are all faced with difficult times as this pandemic continues to unfold throughout our area. However, the continuation of your care remains our top priority!

At this time, our New York City office is temporarily closed.

In our effort to provide you with the highest level of service, the Hackensack and Hillsborough NJ offices will remain open until further notice with limited hours of availability. We ask for your understanding with our protocols on hand washing and social distancing when you arrive for your appointment. Please do not come to the office if you are experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Should you prefer not to visit the office in person, our providers are now offering virtual office visits. This is commonly known as telemedicine, or in this case, teledermatology. Our dedicated concierge team will assist you in scheduling a virtual appointment with your provider, including those in the New York City office.

Currently, the government mandates that the only way to have these virtual visits is to communicate via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp video. This is because your medical providers needs to see you, and you can show the provider the problem area of your body that you are concerned about. You will also be able to discuss any other issues regarding your ongoing care or for any new skin concerns you may have. Your provider may tell you that an in-person visit may be required for testing or more in-depth examination. In that case, a concierge team member will reach out to schedule an in-office visit.

To schedule your in-person or virtual appointment, please call our office at 908-359-8980 or email [email protected] Our concierge team members will schedule a time for your medical provider to call you back. We have set aside times for all of our medical providers to call you for your virtual appointment.

Please be aware that virtual visits must be billed to your medical health insurance just as they would for an in-person office visit. If your insurance has recently changed, please have that information ready to provide to our team members. Depending on your insurance plan, you may have financial obligations such as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance just as you would for an in-office visit (at the present time, the government has only waived co-pays related to COVID-19 testing).

We understand that this is a stressful time, but we are here for you!

Stay safe and healthy,

Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ

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