Skin Cancer Treatment

There are several effective treatments for skin cancer that include both non-invasive and surgical  treatments. The type, size, depth, location and stage of the cancer are all factors in the treatment plan.

Rest assured that our providers have years of experience and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. We will explain all of your options and answer any questions you may have. We understand it is emotional to say the least and we will walk by your side.

Skin Cancer Treatments

There are several effective treatments for skin cancer. Skin cancers, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, if caught in its earliest stages can be treated in various ways. These might include liquid nitrogen (“freezing”), minor surgical procedures with local anesthetic, or topical chemotherapy creams such as Efudex, Picato, and Aldara.

For more advanced tumors, a common option is excision. Excision is accomplished with local anesthetic and during the procedure you should only feel minimal pressure and discomfort. An excision then involves taking medically standardized margins around the tumor in order to capture/remove the entire cancer.

There are many subtypes of basal and squamous cell skin cancers. That is why a biopsy examined by a top level dermatopathologist is critical for an accurate diagnosis. Once definitely diagnosed, our providers can fast track you to the best treatment that could include radiation, Mohs surgery, or surgical/oncology.

Melanoma is a serious condition that is treatable if caught in the early stage. The treatment will be dependent on the staging of the melanoma which is determined by a biopsy.

We are delighted to offer Electronic Brachytherapy (EBX), a revolutionary treatment that allows for the targeted removal of cancer lesions with minimal side effects. EBX gives patients a gentle, non-invasive alternative to surgery for treating skin cancer. EBX places a radiation source directly at the cancerous lesion on the surface of the skin, to destroy the cancer cells while sparing the healthy surrounding tissue.

Our trained staff will thoroughly review EBX with you to determine if this treatment option is right for your specific needs.

LARK Dermatology