Skin Cancer Treatment and Screening

Although atypical moles are the most common signs of skin cancer, they aren’t the only symptom. Spectrum Dermatology encourages everyone to get annual mole checks which should also encompass an overall survey of sun damage and risk factors. Melanoma is the most well-known and deadliest...

For many years, dermatologists have warned patients about the ABCDEs of moles: Asymmetry, border irregularity, a color that is not uniform, a diameter of greater than six millimeters, and evolving size, color, or shape. Spectrum Dermatology still encourages everyone to keep an eye on the...

When cells in the skin grow in a tight cluster instead of being evenly distributed throughout an area, what we call a mole occurs. Spectrum Dermatology encourages everyone to opt for annual skin screenings because moles are often the first sign of skin cancer. However,...

After several years of education, the general public has widely adopted sunscreen usage. Sun damage is often much more than what we can see, although severe sunburns are most often linked to melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer). However, Hawaii has now banned sunscreen...

In recent years, Mohs Micrographic Surgery (commonly known as Mohs Surgery) has quickly become the dermatologists’ preferred method of skin cancer screening and removal. It is much more effective, and the patient only requires one visit instead of several. Why don’t all dermatologists offer this procedure,...

May is Melanoma Month and a great reminder to schedule an annual skin exam. Although melanoma is the deadliest of all cancers, not just within the skin cancer family, it is also the easiest to treat when caught early. Skin cancer is also one of...

“Skin cancer” can encompass a variety of cancers, and there is also “pre-cancerous” moles and marks on the body. May is Melanoma Month, and Spectrum Dermatology is committed to helping all patients with early detection and prevention of the deadliest form of cancer. Actinic keratosis...

May is Melanoma Month, but all types of skin cancer can be diagnosed year-round. Spectrum Dermatology is committed to early prevention and detection of skin cancer, including melanoma—the deadliest of all types of cancer. Skin cancer is caused by unprotected, and often prolonged, exposure to...

Some people pride themselves on their ability to tan rather than burn. However, the term “sunburn” isn’t used only when the skin turns red, painful, and peels from too much sun exposure. Spectrum Dermatology is participating in May’s Melanoma Month by highlighting the importance of...

Patients often think that annual skin exams are solely for “mole checks.” Making sure there are no suspicious moles or signs of skin cancer is important for everyone regardless of age, sun exposure, or skin tone. However, annual skin exams are also helpful in treating...