Our physicians at Dermatology of Athens are highly-trained skin surgeons, with over 40 years of combined experience. For excision of skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, Dermatology of Athens is your trusted source for effective and comprehensive care. In addition, our surgeons commonly remove benign lesions which have become concerning such as cysts, lipomas or irritated moles. We’re confident we can provide the surgical dermatology solutions and results you deserve.
Whether you need assistance with precancerous lesions, cysts or skin cancer, or just a preventative skin screening, we can provide the necessary care to help you achieve your best skin health possible. Our doctors are trained at identifying the signs of skin cancer and pre-cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and other skin cancers. Schedule a skin exam today and we can evaluate your skin concerns, assess your risk of skin cancer, as well as recommend ways to prevent them.
Identifying precancerous lesions, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma
Unfortunately, as we age, our skin becomes more susceptible to skin cancer; this is especially true for individuals who use tanning beds and don’t use adequate sunscreen while outdoors. Atypical moles, known as dysplastic nevi, can become precancerous over time and will need to be removed. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas should be detected early to minimize the risk of a disfiguring scar or involvement of underlying structures such as nerve, cartilage, and bone. Additionally, melanoma such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, can spread and become life-threatening if not treated early.
The doctors and PA at Dermatology of Athens are trained on identifying these skin cancers and, once confirmed by biopsy that it’s cancer, are prepared to remove it entirely — so you live life safely in your own skin.
The best prevention for skin cancer is by protecting it from too much sun, checking your skin monthly for changes, and regular skin checks by your Dermatologist. If you’re concerned or have questions, we encourage you to schedule a full skin examination today.
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If you suspect you’re at risk of developing skin cancer, we can help. We can examine your skin, looking for warning signs and taking a sample (if necessary). If we suspect your condition is cancerous, we can begin discussing your treatment options. It’s important to visit a dermatologist regularly as he or she can monitor your skin for any changes and minimize any risks to your health early. Remember, skin cancer is treatable when diagnosed early!