Basal Cell & Squamous Cell Skin Cancers
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. The good news is that a vast majority of these are basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers that can be cured if detected early. Whether its Mohs micrographic surgery, topical immunotherapy or radiation treatment, we will discuss all the options and recommend therapies based on the location and type of skin cancer you have.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
They often start as small, painless, pink or flesh-colored pearly bumps. If they are neglected, they con-tinue to grow, expanding both deeper and more broadly. While BCC does not tend to spread to other parts of the body, they can be locally destructive, effectively invading any tissue in its immediate path.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
They may start as small, scaly bumps, which can range from totally painless to quite tender to the touch. They can grow to form knots on the skin, or grow deeply and become open sores. If left untreated, these can grow into large tumors, which can spread to the lymph nodes and other internal organs.