Skin cancer is a serious condition, but with the proper treatment and early detection, survival rates can be high. At Carson Dermatology, we’re dedicated to providing skin cancer treatment services to patients with the end goal of leaving you cancer-free. Come to our office in Carson City for professional, compassionate care.
Carson Dermatology has served the Carson City area, including Reno, NV, since 1979, which means we have 40 years of experience providing excellent care to our patients. You can trust us to treat you with the professional courtesy you deserve.
What Is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is the growth of abnormal skin cells, often caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Skin cancer often appears as a typical growths on the skin, like dark or oddly shaped moles. Some skin cancers include:
- Actinic keratosis
- Atypical moles
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Melanoma Merkel cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma.
At Carson Dermatology, we are fully prepared and equipped to examine you for skin cancer and begin a treatment plan if you are diagnosed.
What Are the Treatments?
The most common type of skin cancer surgical treatment is Mohs surgery. This treatment involves removing layers of the affected skin in stages, examining the area for cancer cells, and removing the muntiltheareais free of any cancer.
Other treatments include excisional surgery – removing the entire cancerous area and closing the skin with stitches – and electrosurgery, which destroys the tumor site and any cancerous cells.
At Carson Dermatology, we can perform skin cancer treatments in our office and often in one visit, saving you time and energy. We are careful to take your comfort into account with localized anesthesia and compassionate care that you can trust.