Skin Cancer Treatment and Screening

There are various types of skin cancer, and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) often presents in ways that people mistakenly take as harmless. Spectrum Dermatology encourages everyone, regardless of sun exposure history or skin color, to schedule a yearly skin check. This is the best way...

Many people haven’t heard of actinic keratosis even though it is a very common, and usually benign, skin condition. It is one of the most common reasons patients come to Spectrum Dermatology, though initially patients confuse actinic keratosis—or AK—with sun damage, age spots, or liver...

There are more than 3,000 skin conditions, so it is very easy to confuse them unless you are a dermatologist. Spectrum Dermatology offers both medical and cosmetic dermatological care, and the first step is ensuring you have a correct diagnosis. Most people have seen a...

You have probably been told that checking for the ABCDEs of moles is the right approach for gauging if a mole could be cancerous or pre-cancerous. That should certainly be practiced with monthly skin checks at home coupled with an annual mole check from the...

A dermatologist is a doctor who cares for your skin, which is the largest organ of the body. Spectrum Dermatology offers both medical and cosmetic dermatology care, and since there are over 3,000 types of skin issues these two branches of dermatology can sometimes overlap....

Many people are choosing to cancel or postpone what they deem non-emergency medical appointments in the midst of COVID-19. In some situations this can be a good idea, but in others—such as when it comes to getting skin cancer checks—it can be very dangerous. Spectrum...

Whether you call them moles, brown spots, or beauty marks, these concentrated areas of pigment can be found on almost any person. Most are harmless, but everyone should schedule an annual “mole check” with Spectrum Dermatology so that any suspicious, pre-cancerous, or cancerous moles can...

The majority of spots on the skin are not cancerous, but it’s still important for everyone—regardless of skin tone—to undergo a mole check by their dermatologist annually. Spectrum Dermatology is available for all of your medical dermatology and aesthetic dermatology needs while continuing to practice...

There are seven different types of skin cancer, all of which can be diagnosed and treated at Spectrum Dermatology. Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) are two of the most common types of skin cancer. There is also melanoma, which is the...