A million people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. For most people with skin cancer, early treatment offers an excellent prognosis. Lakeside Dermatology founder Martha Arroyo, MD, PhD, specializes in the detection and treatment of all forms of skin cancer. To schedule your comprehensive skin exam, call the Gurnee or Libertyville, Illinois, office today.
Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells. Skin cancer most often appears in areas exposed to the sun, but it can show up anywhere. There are three types of skin cancer, all requiring different treatment:
Early intervention is crucial to preventing the advancement of skin cancer. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends everyone perform monthly self-checks for new or changed growths. Dr. Arroyo screens patients annually for signs of skin cancer.
Dr. Arroyo may perform a biopsy of any growths or lesions she has concerns about. Lab testing confirms the presence of cancer. Depending on the type of skin cancer you have, Dr. Arroyo may order additional tests to determine how far it’s progressed.
From those results, Dr. Arroyo can develop your treatment plan. In superficial skin cancer cases, she can easily remove growths. Advanced cases require complex treatment plans.
You can prevent most forms of skin cancer. To best protect yourself from harmful UV radiation that causes cancer, do the following:
Dr. Arroyo can successfully treat most skin cancers with early detection. Book your full skin exam online today or call Lakeside Dermatology.