Skin Cancer Treatment in Florida
What is skin cancer?
The term skin cancer refers to any abnormal growth of skin cells, often the result of overexposure to the sun, known as sun damage. While skin cancer can occur on any area of the body, it is most commonly found in the following areas, which are more likely to experience excessive sun exposure:
What are the different types of skin cancer?
There are several different types of cancer that can affect the skin, which include:
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Basal cell carcinoma
Regardless of the type of skin cancer you’ve been diagnosed with, the caring and experienced staff members at Keys Dermatology can help treat your condition using the latest technologies. Additionally, your skin doctor can help you discover ways to prevent recurring skin cancers by taking proactive measures.
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What are the signs of skin cancer?
It’s important to visit a skin cancer doctor who specializes in early skin cancer detection right away if you notice any of the following skin cancer symptoms:
- A brown or skin-colored lesion
- A firm, red lump
- Scaly or dry patches
- Dark spots
- Moles that change size/shape or bleed
- Scar-like markings
- Brown spots with darker spots within
How is skin cancer diagnosed?
The best way to prevent skin cancer is to undergo regular skin cancer screenings from an experienced dermatologist at Keys Dermatology in Florida. Our team of dermatologists specializes in early detection of skin cancer and are able to notice signs and symptoms of skin cancer at their earliest stages so you can begin treatment and stop cancer from spreading. In addition to discussing your symptoms with our doctors during a consultation, one or more of the following might be recommended in order to accurately diagnose skin cancer:
- Complete skin cancer exam
- Biopsies, including skin or lymph node samples
- Blood tests
- Imaging tests, such as CT scan or MRI
Should I have a skin cancer screening?
It is important to catch any skin abnormalities as early as possible for a better chance of successful treatment. An annual screening with a dermatologist is the best defense. At Keys Dermatology, we have been preventing, diagnosing, and treating skin conditions for many years and have the knowledge and training to detect skin cancer at its earliest stages. Contact Keys Dermatology to book your complete skin cancer screening today.
“So very thankful for this excellent practice. I called to make an appointment for a basic skin check and was seen the next day. Amber and Kelly did a thorough skin check and Kelly performed 3 biopsies at that appointment. I believe this saved my life!” – R.G.
What are my skin cancer treatment options?
Skin cancer treatment will vary depending on factors such as the type of cancer, as well as how large the cancer area is. In many cases, cancerous cells can be removed from the body while sparing most or all of the surrounding, healthy cells. Mohs surgery, which is a less invasive treatment option for treating certain cases, can be performed. Depending on your diagnosis, we will tailor a custom treatment plan that fits your needs. We may recommend one of the following skin cancer treatment options:
Schedule a consultation
If you are experiencing symptoms that may indicate skin cancer or need to book an annual skin cancer screening, visit Keys Dermatology. Our team of experienced, board-certified skin doctor and dermatologic surgeons who have been serving the Florida Keys community for over 25 years. Keys Dermatology offers skin cancer treatment and cares for every individual patient with a personal touch. Visit our warm and welcoming office today or schedule an appointment by calling 305.664.8828 or fill out the form on this page.