Skin Cancer Treatment in Birmingham, AL
Early detection is crul for effective treatment of skin cancer, regardless of which type of skin cancer it is. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with more than 5.4 million cases of skin cancer per year. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers skin cancer treatment for the residents of Birmingham, Shelby County and surrounding areas in Alabama.
What is Skin Cancer Treatment?
Dermatologists of Birmingham offers a full range of skin cancer treatment services. Treatment begins with a consultation and full body skin exam or an evaluation of a specific growth that is concerning you. The examination allows the dermatologist to accurately diagnose the nature of the growth. If we determine that the growth may be caner, we provide easy testing and advanced skin cancer treatments to remove the cancerous tissue.
Why Choose Dermatologists of Birmingham for Skin Cancer Treatment
Our facility is specifically designed to provide you and your family with comprehensive skin cancer diagnostic and treatment services. We may need to refer biopsy specimens to a lab for testing, but your primary skin cancer treatment is managed in-house. This model is designed to improve patient experience from the first consultation to the last follow-up appointment for skin cancer treatment.
What are the Benefits of Skin Cancer Treatment?
Melanoma is the most concerning type of skin cancer because it can be fatal. Although most other skin cancers are not typically life-threatening, the cancer can spread to surrounding tissue. Skin cancer treatment removes the malignant tissue, protects healthy tissue and may even save your life.
What Types of Skin Cancer Treatments are Available?
Dermatologists of Birmingham offers skin cancer treatment for melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and other more rare types. While treatment is most often surgical in our offices, other less invasive treatments are sometimes appropriate. We also diagnose and treat pre-cancerous growths known as “actinic keratoses.”
Early detection of skin cancer improves patient outcomes. We offer routine cancer screenings and educate patients on how to do self-checks at home. Screening involves full body examination with special attention to sun exposed areas such as face, neck, arms, chest and back.
Melanoma can be life-threatening, but the cancer is less common than basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Early detection is crucial. Your dermatologist will screen you for melanoma and provide education on how to reduce your risk for developing this type of skin cancer.
Actinic keratoses are precursors to skin cancer. Our dermatologists treat these growths to prevent the onset of squamo carcinoma.
Treatments for Skin Cancers
If you are diagnosed with skin cancer, your dermatologist will recommend appropriate treatments that are performed on an outpatient basis at our facility.
When skin cancer goes untreated, it can spread deeper into the skin and potentially affect other organs. Skin cancer treatment at Dermatologists of Birmingham improves patient outcomes for those who are diagnosed with skin cancer. If you are concerned about having skin cancer, contact us to schedule your personal consultation.