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Why Choose Skin Cancer Removal in Juno Beach, Florida?

Nearly 8,000 Floridians are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, and the numbers are increasing throughout the state. With early detection and proper treatment, the prognosis is favorable. However, skin cancer removal can cause scarring and disfigurement. Women and men across the state choose Perfect Skin Dermatology in Juno Beach, Florida, as their skin cancer clinic. Why? As a Board-certified dermatologist with fellowship training in surgery, Susan Schroeder MD combines concern for aesthetics with a wealth of surgical experience.

Types of skin cancer and common skin cancer symptoms

Cancerous moles can look deceptively like harmless spots. Dr. Schroeder recommends an annual full body screening at Perfect Skin Dermatology, as well as monthly at-home checks.

Initially, basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, looks like a small pimple or hard, waxy bump with visible blood vessels. It may bleed easily and does not go away. This type of lesion is usually flesh-colored but could be pink, red, or dark, and possibly scaly.

Basal cell carcinomas are usually present on the nose or face but can show up on arms, legs, or trunk. Fair-skinned individuals are most susceptible, and lesions usually appear years after sun exposure or tanning. Basal cell carcinomas do not generally spread to other tissues but can become quite disfiguring without treatment.

You may have a squamous cell carcinoma if you notice a patch of thick, rough skin that bleeds. Some look like warts, with a pebbly base, raised border, or crusty surface. You will most likely find squamous cell carcinoma in a sun-exposed area where the skin shows signs of UV damage (wrinkling, loss of elasticity, or pigment changes). Skin injuries and certain medical conditions can also be factors in the development of squamous cell carcinomas. This type of skin cancer can recur or spread. Qualified treatment is essential.

Melanoma skin cancer spots are the least common but most deadly. They closely resemble common moles, but may be larger, have irregular borders, or unusual colors. Without treatment, melanoma is likely to metastasize to other organs.

If you notice any signs of skin cancer, please do not hesitate. Call Perfect Skin Dermatology in Juno Beach, Florida for accurate diagnosis and skin cancer removal with minimal scarring, and an effective ongoing strategy for skin cancer prevention.