More people develop skin cancer because of tanning than develop lung cancer because of smoking.
~Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Our goal is to find, remove, and repair areas spoiled by skin cancers as early as possible.
Melanomas are the dangerous malignancy that cause a death of someone in the USA every fifty-four (54) minutes. Once this fast growing cancer invades into the lymph glands and spreads to other organs, the risk of death rises dramatically. Although some individuals may be more susceptible to melanoma cancer due to heredity, it is often attributable to multiple sunburns during life and sun damage in the melanin cells, those skin cells responsible for tanning the skin and giving it color.
Dr. Frazier will be happy to discuss melanoma skin cancer, the standardized protocols to diagnose this dangerous cancer as well as removal and repair of an area.
Basal cell skin cancers are the most common forms of skin cancer, with over 4 million diagnosed each year. Forty to fifty percent of Americans who reach 65 will end up developing a skin cancer of the basal or squamous type. Unfortunately, these cancers will slowly continue to grow larger and deeper until removed; early detection and removal is important. A basal cell near an eye –such as on an eyelid–can be dangerous.
Squamous cell cancers are often found on the face, ears, neck, arms, bald head or other areas repeatedly exposed to the sun. It is the second most common type of skin cancer. If allowed to invade deeply into certain areas of the body or grow larger than 2 centimeters, this cancer type can become dangerous. It is often disfiguring because of its crusty, scaly, raised scab appearance so early removal is important.
At Sentinel Plastic Surgery we are guarding your skin’s health, helping you with advice, skin protection products, cancer removals and skin rejuvenation. Our office phone is 706-439-6486. Our email is office@DrWmFrazier.com
Do you have skin cancer?
Find out before it grows larger and disfiguring.
Some of the signs to look for are:
Asymmetry – has two sides
Border is strange shape
Color is strange or multiple
Diameter is larger than a pencil eraser
Basal cell carcinomas may be clear or pink with a pearly shine. They could be reddish and itchy. They might have blood vessels or dark areas inside them.
Squamous cell cancers may appear raised, rough, scaly red, or wart like. They may have crusting, oozing, or bleeding that just won’t heal.