Whether patients require a skin cancer screening, diagnosis, or treatment in the Boca Raton area, they are encouraged to visit a dermatologic center that provides quality, comprehensive skin care. Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine, is a board certified dermatologist who has the experience necessary to provide our patients with the medical and cosmetic attention necessary to improve the health and beauty of their skin and body. We provide a wide range of services through our practice with skin cancer being a regular focus through our state-of-the-art facility.
Skin cancer is a serious concern and it should not be taken lightly. Though skin cancer is the one form of cancer with a higher cure rate, it is still something that should be addressed by a medical professional. As a board certified dermatologist, we can provide thorough skin cancer screenings to help patients catch problems early. Patients are encouraged to have skin cancer screenings at least once a year, and more often if they notice any concerning changes to skin growths or have experienced skin cancer in the past. During these screenings, patients are checked head to toe for anything that may raise concern and these growths may be removed and biopsied to examine for cancerous skin cells.
If patients are confirmed to have skin cancer, they must return to the Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine to discuss treatment options. Treatment may involve some sort of excision either with a scalpel or with a more precise method known as Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Both are effective, though Mohs Micrographic Surgery often has a higher success rate for curing patients of cancer.
After patients have had cancer removed and are considered cancer-free, they should continue to have regular skin cancer screenings to look for any new or concerning areas. Just because skin cancer is eradicated in one area, does not mean that the risk is lower for it developing elsewhere on the body. A proactive approach to skin cancer is the best method of addressing one’s health and wellness.