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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.

Skin cancer treatment options in Frisco, TX

There are several treatment options depending on the type of skin cancer and other factors:

  • Excision. Most melanomas and many non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal cell and squamous cell are treated this way. Treatments are done in the office as an outpatient.
  • Electrodessication and curettage.  During this type of surgical removal, your dermatologist first scrapes the BCC from your skin, using a technique called curetting. Then, a procedure called electrodesiccation is used to destroy any remaining cancer cells with heat. This surgery is usually performed only when BCC develops on the trunk, an arm, or a leg.
  • Medication applied to the skin. A prescribed medication is applied to the skin to kill malignant cells.  This treatment has a lower cure rate than other types of treatment.  As these medications destroy cancer cells, you will likely feel the effects on the treated area. Side effects of these medications include skin redness, swelling, sores, crusting, itching, and tingling sensations.
  • Radiation treatments. If this is prescribed to treat BCC, you will need to go to a hospital or treatment center for radiation treatments. These are usually given over a period of several weeks.

Contact Rodgers Dermatology in Frisco, TX for Skin Cancer Treatment

If you suspect you may have skin cancer or have a questionable spot on your skin, we encourage you to contact us to schedule and appointment with Dr. Rogers, our board-certified dermatologist.

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