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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. 

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The Steps Of Diagnosing Skin Cancer

Dr. Baugh provides free cancer screening to people throughout the Fullerton, CA, community. Here is what you can expect during your screening:
"Early detection is the best way to become cancer-free." 
"Early detection is the best way to become cancer-free." 

Appointment

Contact Full Spectrum Dermatology in Fullerton, CA, office right away if your mole has changed size, shape, or color, if you have a new growth, or if you see something out of the ordinary on your skin. Early detection can prevent it from spreading to other areas of the body.

Examination

Our dermatologist will thoroughly examine your skin to determine if the changes or growth look like they could be cancerous. He may also go over your medical history to see if you have a family history of skin cancer.

Biopsy

If our dermatologist believes the area could be cancerous, he will perform a biopsy (collection of a small tissue sample) and send it to a trusted lab for further testing. 

Treatment

If you are diagnosed with cancer, our dermatologist can develop a treatment specific to the type. Our office works closely with St. Jude Medical Center for our patients who are diagnosed with melanoma. 

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:

(714) 879-4312

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Our Fullerton, CA, Patients Love Us! "Every staff member I have ever dealt with
has been so professional and wonderful."

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Every staff member I have ever dealt with has been so professional and wonderful.  Have been going to this office for year and never had a bad experience.

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Lisa Stapp

2021

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My family has gone to Dr Baugh for years.  He is calming and done major surgery for melanoma on my husband and major basal cell on my face.  The scar on my face is minimal for how deep it was

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Common Treatments For Skin Cancer

Our Fullerton-based practice offers several forms of skin cancer treatment that can be completed in-house. For melanoma cases or more serious cases of skin cancer, we work closely with St. Jude Medical Center to provide our patients with the treatment option they need.
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Freezing

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. 

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Excisional Surgery

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. 

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Mohs Surgery

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. 

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Curettage

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.

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Radiation Therapy

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.

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Chemotherapy

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

There are many measures you can take to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. These tips are also helpful in maintaining your cosmetic goals for your skin. 

Wear Sunscreen

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. 

Full Spectrum Dermatology Provides Quality Care "I have been going to this office for 10 years."

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Mike

2019

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I have been going to this office for 10 years.  Dr Baugh specializes in sun damage related skin problems and other as well. I have sun damage and am confident in Dr Baugh's ability and treatment.  Very nice office too.

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Jeid Merritt

2018

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Dr. Baugh is the best at his profession. The office is a calming environment and I have never had to wait long. I have been treated for adult acne, mole removal and cosmetically by him for many years. He completely got rid of my acne and I am on a regimen that keeps it away and also helps prevent aging...

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Whether you are concerned with an unusual mole, acne, signs of aging, or other issues related to your skin, we can help.
William Baugh, M.D.

Full Spectrum Dermatology William Baugh, M.D.

Board-certified dermatologist William Baugh is dedicated to providing the best professional dermatological services. He is proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Board of Dermatology (Diplomate)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (Fellow)
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (Fellow)
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (Fellow)
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • Christian Medical and Dental Society

For an appointment at Dr. Baugh's modern, spa-like practice, please contact us online or call (714) 879-4312.

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