Why choose skin cancer removal in Colorado Springs?
Each year, nearly 22 of every 100,000 Coloradoans are diagnosed with skin cancer, and incidence is even greater in high altitude areas. With early detection and proper treatment, prognosis is favorable. However, skin cancer removal can cause scarring and disfigurement. Women and men across the state choose Perfect Skin Dermatology in Colorado Springs 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.
I want to rave about this place! I was greeted so kindly and so compassionately by the staff and Dr. Schroeder. I had anxiety going in but it disappeared within minutes. Dr. Schroeder made me feel so at ease and really took her time to get to know me and address my concerns. By far the best dermatologist I have experienced!Liz W.
Dr. Susan SchroederSusan Schroeder MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist with advanced, specialized, and formal fellowship training in Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. She is one of a select few in Colorado with this advanced level of training. Throughout her career, Dr. Schroeder has had a keen interest in ageless skin and maintenance on a scientific level. Before private practice, she was an Assistant Professor at The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus and pioneered the cosmetic dermatology and cosmeceutical division. Dr. Schroeder brings a wealth of knowledge to Colorado Springs from her years of expertise. She addresses all aspects of Dermatology, from skin cancers and acne to injectables, laser skin resurfacing and tumescent liposuction. Her skills are as good-as-it-gets. Dr. Schroeder evaluates the nuances and advancements that drive this market herself, and she never waivers from cutting-edge.
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 usually present on 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 a squamous cell carcinoma on a sun-exposed area where skin shows signs of UV damage (wrinkling, loss of elasticity, or pigment changes). Skin injuries and certain medical conditions can also be factors in 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 color. 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 Colorado Springs for accurate diagnosis and skin cancer removal with minimal scarring, and an effective ongoing strategy for skin cancer prevention. Dr. Schroeder’s number is (719) 421-7132.