Skin Cancer Treatment in Florida
What is skin cancer?
The term skin cancer refers to any abnormal growth of skin cells, often the result of overexposure to the sun, known as sun damage. While skin cancer can occur on any area of the body, it is most commonly found in the following areas, which are more likely to experience excessive sun exposure:
What are the different types of skin cancer?
There are several different types of cancer that can affect the skin, which include:
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Basal cell carcinoma
Regardless of the type of skin cancer you’ve been diagnosed with, the caring and experienced staff members at Pruett Dermatology can help treat your condition using the latest technologies. Additionally, your skin doctor can help you discover ways to prevent recurring skin cancers by taking proactive measures.
What are the signs of skin cancer?
It’s important to visit a skin cancer doctor who specializes in early skin cancer detection right away if you notice any of the following skin cancer symptoms:
- A brown or skin-colored lesion
- A firm, red lump
- Scaly or dry patches
- Dark spots
- Moles that change size / shape or bleed
- Scar-like markings
- Brown spots with darker spots within
How is skin cancer diagnosed?
The best way to prevent skin cancer is to undergo regular skin cancer screenings from an experienced dermatologist such as Dr. Pruett with Pruett Dermatology in Florida. Dr. Pruett specializes in early detection of skin cancer and he is able to notice signs and symptoms of skin cancer at their earliest stages so you can begin treatment and stop the cancer from spreading. In addition to discussing your symptoms with Dr. Pruett during a consultation, one or more of the following might be recommended in order to accurately diagnose skin cancer:
- Complete skin cancer exam
- Biopsies, including skin or lymph node samples
- Blood tests
- Imaging tests, such as CT scan or MRI
Should I have a skin cancer screening?
It is important to catch any skin abnormalities as early as possible for a better chance of successful treatment. An annual screening with a dermatologist is the best defense. Dr. Pruett has been preventing, diagnosing, and treating skin conditions for many years and has the knowledge and training to detect skin cancer at its earliest stages. Contact Pruett Dermatology to book your complete skin cancer screening today.
What are my skin cancer treatment options?
Skin cancer treatment will vary depending on factors such as the type of cancer, as well as how large the cancer area is. In many cases, Dr. Pruett is able to remove cancerous cells from the body while sparing most or all of the surrounding, healthy cells. Dr. Pruett has certification in Mohs surgery, which is a less invasive treatment option for treating certain cases. Depending on your diagnosis, Dr. Pruett will tailor a custom treatment plan that fits your needs. He may recommend one of the following skin cancer treatment options:
If you are experiencing symptoms that may indicate skin cancer or need to book an annual skin cancer screening, visit Pruett Dermatology. Dr. Pruett is an experienced, board-certified skin doctor and dermatologic surgeon who has been serving the Florida Keys community for over 25 years. Pruett Dermatology offers skin cancer treatment and cares for every individual patient with a personal touch. Visit our warm and welcoming office today or schedule an appointment by calling 305.664.8828 or fill out the form on this page.