Skin Cancer Removal

Skin Cancer Removal 2017-11-15T09:05:01+00:00

The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. People with fair skin, frequent sun exposure and a family history of skin cancer are at greatest risk. Fortunately, skin cancer is almost always curable if detected and treated early.

The most common skin cancers are:

    Basal cell carcinoma – 80-85% of all skin cancers. Basal cell carcinomas appear frequently on sun exposed areas, such as head, neck and hands in fair-skinned people. Left untreated they often grow beyond the skin to muscle and bones which can cause considerable tissue destruction or possible death.

    Squamous cell carcinoma – 10% of all skin cancers. Squamous cell carcinomas are also typically found in fair-skinned people in sun-exposed areas. These tumors can become invasive and spread (metastasize) to other part of the body and be fatal. When found early and treated properly, the cure rate for both basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas is over 95%. Treatments vary based on the type and location of the tumor.

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We take pride and care in treating out patients

Be sure to get regularly checked up for skin cancer and moles on your body with our doctors!

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Excision
  • Electrodessicatin and Curettage (ED&C)
  • Cyrosurgery
  • Topical Creams

Melanoma

5% of all skin cancers. Melanoma is rare by a very dangerous type of skin cancer. Every year an estimated 8,000 Americans will die from melanoma. Melanoma may appear suddenly or begin in an existing mole. Any changing or new mole must be examined by a Dermatologist. Treatments vary based on the depth of tumor into the skin, type of melanoma, and location.

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Dermatology Associates of Georgia offers the latest in advanced skin care products

All recommended by our dermatologists. These products are proven to alleviate many things, including sun damage, redness, acne, wrinkles and more.

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