Skin cancers are the most common form of cancer worldwide and are prevalent among residents in Alabama. Early detection is important for effective treatment. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers skin cancer diagnosis and treatment for the residents of Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama.
What is Skin Cancer Treatment?
Dermatologists of Birmingham offers a full range of skin cancer diagnosis and treatment services including:
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery
- Topical/Noninvasive treatments
Treatment begins with a consultation and full body skin exam or an evaluation of specific growths that may be concerning to you. If we determine that the growth may be cancer, 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. While we send biopsy specimens to a lab for testing, 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?
Curing skin cancers prevents their continued growth and potential to spread. While most skin cancers are not typically life-threatening, some can be including melanoma. Skin cancer treatment removes the malignant tissue, protects healthy tissue and may even save your life. Our board certified dermatologists are trained to remove your skin cancers with the best techniques or medications to balance cure with minimal scarring.
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:
- Excision is appropriate for most cancers
- ED&C (scrape and burn) provides quick minimally invasive removal for small non-melanoma skin cancers
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery offers the highest cure and best scarring for more aggressive cancers or those on the face and other cosmetically important areas
- Topical prescriptions medications for less aggressive and smaller cancers
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.