Skin cancer treatment in South Denver-Englewood and Lone Tree
If you suspect that you may have skin cancer, it is imperative to see a doctor right away. In the best-case scenario, you can put your fears to rest knowing that you have been medically cleared. If your concerns prove to be valid, early detection is the key to successful removal, as well as the best possible cosmetic outcome.
Choosing a doctor
For the sake of your physical health, it is important to choose a respected, experienced Denver dermatologist who can provide quality care. For the sake of your emotional health, you will want to see a caring, compassionate doctor who understands how frightening this experience is, and will be a friend as well as physician. Don’t worry; you don’t have to choose between the two.
The exceptional team at AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC, is composed of dedicated professionals with one common priority, and that is you. In our offices, your health, comfort, convenience, wellbeing, and cosmetic concerns are of utmost importance. We have four highly trained dermatologists, including Dr. Joel Cohen, fellowship trained Mohs surgeon.
Diagnosis and treatment
Experienced dermatologists, such as those at AboutSkin, can often identify a suspicious lesion through visual examination. However, the doctor’s suspicions must be verified through a skin biopsy and testing before a diagnosis is made.
If skin cancer is identified, we will discuss your treatment options. There is no single right answer for every situation. The best choice will depend on many factors, including the size and location of the tumor, the subtype of skin cancer, how fast it is growing, as well as your health. In the majority of cases, the cancer is surgically removed, using one of several techniques.
Non-aggressive skin cancers that are small in size or located on the arms, legs, trunk or less cosmetically sensitive facial areas can be treated by standard excision, curettage and dessication, or topical prescription medication, depending on the particular tumor type. However, if the tumor is large, aggressive, or located on cosmetically sensitive parts of the face, Mohs Micrographic Surgery will likely be recommended. This advanced technique has the highest cure rate of the skin cancer surgeries and minimizes the removal of healthy tissue, especially important for tumors on or near vital structures like the nose.
Choose a dermatology practice where you will receive the quality care you need and the compassion you deserve. Call us at 303.756.(7546) (South Denver-Englewood), or 303.799.(4260) (Lone Tree) and schedule an appointment today.