Skin Cancer Treatment
Do you have a suspicious mole or skin discoloration? Have you recently been diagnosed with skin cancer?
Patients have the best chance of becoming cancer-free with early detection and treatment.
Dr. William Baugh can effectively diagnose and treat skin cancer at his Fullerton, CA, office.
Early Detection Can Save Lives
Dr. Baugh provides free cancer screenings for people throughout the Greater Fullerton, CA, community. If you have a new growth or one that has changed its shape, size, or color, contact our practice immediately.
The Types Of Skin Cancer
Skin cancer can appear in various forms. The most common types are basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma. While melanoma is less common, it is more likely to spread to nearby tissue and throughout the body.
The Steps Of Diagnosing Skin Cancer
"Early detection is the best way to become cancer-free."
Worried You Might Have Skin Cancer? Call Full Spectrum Dermatology Today
Dr. Baugh is a board-certified dermatologist who has been practicing for more than 20 years. He focuses on the appearance and health of your skin by providing patients with practical treatments for skin concerns like acne and cancer, as well as cosmetic services like injectables and fillers. At Full Spectrum Dermatology, our goal is to achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin for all patients.
Time is crucial if you think you may have skin cancer. We have a variety of treatment options that can stop it in its tracks before it causes significant harm. Message our Fullerton, CA, practice today to request your consultation, or call:
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Common Treatments For Skin Cancer
This minimally invasive technique can be used for very early cases of skin cancer. Your dermatologist will freeze the affected area with liquid nitrogen to kill the cancerous tissue. This tissue will eventually fall off as it thaws and heals.
This treatment option can also be used during the early stages of skin cancer. Your dermatologist will cut out the cancerous cells as well as some of the surrounding healthy tissue.
Mohs is used for large growths or recurring skin cancer. Your doctor will remove the growth layer by layer while examining each layer under the microscope until only healthy, normal cells remain. Mohs is typically used in areas where you want to preserve as much healthy skin as possible, such as the face.
Curettage is a quick procedure that is typically used to treat basal and squamous cell carcinoma. During this treatment, your dermatologist will remove the growth and then scrape away the remaining layers of cancer cells with a curette (a device with a circular blade). After the layers are removed, an electric needle is used to get rid of the remaining cancer cells.
Radiation therapy is used when the cancer cells cannot be removed during surgery or have already spread to other areas of the body. During radiation therapy, high-powered beams, like X-rays, are used to target and kill cancer cells. St. Jude Medical center provides radiation therapy for our patients.
Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. There are creams and lotions containing anti-cancer drugs that can effectively eliminate the cancer cells in the epidermis. However, if your skin cancer has spread to another area of the body, systemic chemotherapy (taking the drugs orally or intravenously) may be needed.
How To Protect Yourself From Developing Skin Cancer
Probably the most basic, but most important, protective measure is to wear sunscreen year-round. It is recommended you use an SPF of 30 or higher.
Avoid Tanning Beds
Tanning beds exclusively emit UV rays, which are directly linked to skin cancer.
Know Your Medication
If you are on any sun-sensitizing medications or cream, be sure to cover your sun-exposed skin and frequently apply sunscreen while outside.
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