Skin Cancer Treatment and Screening

In Arizona, it’s sunny year-round, and many residents have established a solid sunscreen routine. However, during the holiday season, the team at Spectrum Dermatology knows that packing (and regularly re-applying!) sunscreen on a tropical getaway isn’t always a top priority. Whether you’re planning to spend...

Most people think acne treatment when they hear the word dermatologist, and while acne is undoubtedly within the scope of a dermatologist’s job, that’s just one small aspect of skin care. Spectrum Dermatology is home to highly skilled dermatologists, and the clinic was rated Top...

Any kind of cancer diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming. However, when caught early, skin cancer is the easiest to treat, and it is a specialty at Spectrum Dermatology. Although there are various types of skin cancers, all can be easily treated with a simple...

Mohs surgery ensures the highest quality of treating skin cancer while simultaneously making scars as minimal as possible. Spectrum Dermatology offers in-office Mohs surgery so that patients can take care of their skin cancer treatment in a single appointment. The procedure is relatively simple: Remove...

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...