Skin cancer treatment in Frisco, TX
Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives.
Dr. Rodgers and the providers at Rodgers Dermatology have been treating skin cancer in Frisco for years. Skin cancer is easily treated when detected at its earliest stages. Many skin cancers are detected on routine skin exam and had not been noticed by the patient. We can also help with skin rejuvenation in Frisco if you have had too much UV rays and sun exposure in your past. Schedule your appointment today and give yourself peace of mind.
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer that begins in cells known as melanocytes. These are the cells that produce pigment in the skin. It is less common than basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), but is more dangerous.
Melanoma can spread to lymph nodes and other organs if not treated at an early stage.
Look for anything that is new, changing, or unusual on both sun-exposed and sun-protected areas of the body. Melanoma most commonly appear on the legs in women, and on the trunk in men. Melanoma can appear on ANY area of the skin, even in areas where the sun doesn’t shine!
Here are some hints for early detection:
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is caused by damage and subsequent DNA changes to skin cells. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning is the major cause of BCC’s and most skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer in the world! BCC’s typically do not spread to lymph nodes or other organs, but will destroy normal tissue as they grow, including skin, cartilage, bone, and muscle.
BCC’s can appear as a pink, irregular spot or a pearly bump. Sometimes they bleed easily or don’t seem to heal.
Most BCC’s can be easily cured. Treatment options include:
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer.
SCC can appear as scaly red patches, open sores, rough thickened or wart-like skin, or raised growths with a central depression.
While most SCCs can be easily and successfully treated, if allowed to grow, these lesions can become disfiguring, dangerous and even deadly. Untreated SCCs can become invasive, grow into deeper layers of skin and spread to other parts of the body.
Treatment options include:
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rodgers for Skin Cancer treatment in Frisco, TX
If you are worried about skin cancer in Frisco, give yourself the peace of mind of early detection and prevention by seeing Rodgers Dermatology today! Request an appointment online or give us a call at 972-704-2400 to speak with our friendly, welcoming staff about your skin cancer concerns.
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