Warthan Dermatology provides multiple skin cancer treatments for a variety of skin cancer conditions.
Certain types of skin cancers such as superficial types of melanoma are best treated not with Mohs surgery but rather with wide, local excision. In this procedure, the abnormal cancer is excised along with a margin of apparently normal skin whose width is determined by the thickness of the lesion on initial biopsy. The resultant wound is then manipulated and closed with sutures in a manner to produce the most acceptable result for the size and location.
Melanoma is a potentially life-threatening skin cancer of the melanocytes, the cells that make melanin (brown pigment). Melanoma’s fatality rate is higher than that of basal cell and squamous cell cancers; it accounts for more than 80 percent of all skin-cancer deaths. Early detection and treatment greatly increase the likelihood of cure. Performing a self-examination in front of a mirror is the best way to detect melanoma in its early stages. If melanoma is suspected, a doctor should be contacted immediately.
Early signs of melanoma are related to changes in shape or color of existing moles, or the development of new ones. Early signs of melanoma are generally identified by the mnemonic ABCDE:
Diameter greater than 6 mm
Evolution over time
Manufactured by Swiss-American Products, Inc., Elta® skincare products can be used to enhance and maintain the overall health and appearance of the skin, as well as to treat conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, incontinence and more. Elta’s advanced line of sunscreens contains zinc oxide, which blocks both UVA and UVB rays for complete sun protection.
These products are safe to use on patients of all ages and skin types, including on babies. There are six different formulas to choose from, so that each and every person can receive the sun protection they need for their unique skin.