As the most common form of cancer, skin cancer comes in a variety of forms. These include:
- Actinic keratosis
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
While these cancers vary in severity, none is “safe.” We recommend patients begin their screenings as soon as they’re out of their teenage years. “Skin cancer is the number one cancer in women ages 25 to 29, and the second most common, after breast cancer, in their 30s,” Dr. Patricia Wexler adds, which is all the more reason to stay on top of it and to be proactive.
Early detection of skin cancer requires vigilance by both physician and patient. “Even a little bit of sun causes cellular damage that can lead to aging and cancer,” warns Dr. Francesca Fusco.
During our examinations we use dermatoscopes, the latest diagnostic device, to ensure our accuracy. Additionally, we work with our patients to give them the tools and tips they’ll need to do their part. From personalized sunscreen recommendations to sharing the latest AAD guidelines, it’s important that we work together to keep skin healthy. We’ll also encourage you to schedule your yearly appointments: “Before you leave the doctor’s office, make an appointment for next year, put a reminder in your phone, and ask the receptionist to follow up,” says Dr. Patricia Wexler.
What We Offer
- Full Skin Cancer Screenings
- Cancer Prevention Counseling
- Laboratory Tests
- Freeze Removal
- “Search and Destroy” Removals
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