Skin Cancer Treatment and Screening

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...

Skin cancer is both the most common type of cancer in the US, and it can be the deadliest if not caught in time. A yearly skin exam is the best way to diagnose and treat skin cancer early, and it is a specialty at...

Many people link sunburns to long periods of direct sunlight exposure, heat, and a lack of sunscreen. This is a common scenario and can lead to the more serious burns, but "sunburns" don't always present as a burn. There may or may not be peeling,...

As spring approaches, everyone is putting away their cardigans in favor of tank tops, sleeveless shirts, shorts, and skirts. It is also the perfect season to schedule your annual mole check. Although skin cancer has a strong genetic component, it's also largely environmental. Sun damage...

The term "skin cancer" is well-known, and the key to addressing this common form of cancer is early detection and prevention. Before skin cancer, there is often actinic keratosis (AK), also known as solar keratosis or "pre-cancer." It presents as a crusty growth, often compared...

Melanoma can be both deadly and easy to remove when caught early. Spectrum Dermatology prioritizes the safety and comfort of all patients, which is why Mohs micrographic surgery is a preferred method. While skin cancer in early stages is simple to remove with an in-office...

Getting diagnosed with skin cancer is a real curveball. Fortunately, skin cancer is the easiest type of cancer to treat, especially when caught early. Spectrum Dermatology recommends Mohs surgery for many skin cancer patients because of its precise nature and superior results. The procedure excises...

Make the most of your new insurance benefits by scheduling an annual skin exam. It’s a great way to prioritize your health this coming year. Spectrum Dermatology offers comprehensive skin exams to help you keep your biggest organ healthy and looking great. Some people only...