Have you recently been diagnosed with skin cancer? If so, you may be wondering: How did this happen? Am I in serious danger? The truth is, skin cancer is very common and is not necessarily life threatening. However, if left untreated skin cancer can continue to progress, often to the detriment of your health.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. 1,2 By 2015, it is estimated that one in 50 Americans will develop melanoma in their lifetime.6
There are several effective methods for treating skin cancer including surgical excision, curettage and electrodessication, radiation therapy, cryosurgery, topical chemotherapy and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. The method chosen will depend upon factors such as location, size and prior therapy.
At Dermatology, Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, we’re equipped to both diagnose & treat skin cancer for patients from all walks of life. We’ll also teach you how to reduce your risks & stay in control of your skin health.