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 was founded by Dr. Marta Rendon, M.D., 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 offer a wide range of services through our practice, with skin cancer being a regular focus in our state-of-the-art facility.
Addressing Skin Cancer
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 a medical professional should address. With a team of dedicated and highly experienced board-certified dermatologists, we can provide thorough skin cancer screenings to help determine a diagnosis for skin cancer as early as possible.
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. While both are effective, Mohs Micrographic Surgery often has a higher success rate for curing cancer patients.
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 to develop elsewhere in the body. A proactive approach to skin cancer is the best method of addressing one’s health and wellness.
The speed at which skin cancer progresses will vary between each patient. Some forms of skin cancer may spread more quickly than others. Some in a matter of weeks, while others may take several months or longer to spread. However, it’s important to act swiftly with each diagnosis as some skin cancers can grow to become life-threatening in as little as six weeks. If left untreated, the cancer will quickly spread to other parts of the body.
Yes, anyone may perform a self-examination to detect any irregularities on their skin that may be a sign of skin cancer. By taking a look at your skin, identify moles, spots, dark marks, or any legions on your skin. The most important thing to look for regarding these marks is any significant changes such as the following:
- Irregularly shaped moles
- Darker-than-normal moles
- Bleeding in moles or lesions
- Rough or crusty patches of skin
- Changes in size, shape, or color
If you notice any of the above-mentioned signs, visit us at the Skin Cancer Center as soon as possible.
Why Choose the Skin Cancer Center
At the Skin Cancer Center, our board-certified doctors are known as some of the top dermatologists in Boca Raton. With years of experience, affiliations with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and a dedication to patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction, our team of doctors approaches skin cancer diagnoses and treatments with the utmost care, compassion, and professionalism.
We understand that skin cancer treatment can be scary and challenging, but our team is ready to help patients through each step of treatment, as well as adjust to a new life, free of skin cancer. To get started, schedule a consultation with us today.
Schedule a Consultation for Skin Cancer Treatment Today
If you or someone you know is interested in a skin cancer screening or if you would like to find out more about skin cancer treatments, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified doctors today by clicking here. To find out more, give us a call at 561-750-0544 to reach a team member at our office location in Boca Raton, FL.