Posted by: Skin And Cancer Institute in Medical Dermatology
Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, and it is estimated that one in five people will be diagnosed with it every year. While surgery has traditionally been the primary treatment option for skin cancer, there are other non-surgical alternatives that are available. These treatments are painless, do not require any shots, and are a great alternative to surgery.
These non-surgical treatments use different methods to target and treat skin cancer. They are usually covered by most insurance plans, making them an affordable treatment option for patients. Unlike surgery, these treatments do not require any incisions, stitches, or anesthesia. Patients simply sit or lie down and relax while the treatment is applied.
One of the biggest advantages of these non-surgical treatments is that they can be used to treat a wide range of skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and keloids. They are also effective in treating skin cancers on sensitive areas of the body, such as the face, neck, and ears.
While non-surgical treatments are a great alternative to surgery, it is important to catch skin cancer early before it becomes a bigger issue. Skin checks are easy to get and are critical in catching skin cancer. That’s why it is recommended that everyone gets their skin checked at least once a year by a Skin and Cancer Institute dermatologist. During a skin check, our dermatologist may use a special device called a dermatoscope to get a closer look at your skin for any suspicious moles, spots, or lesions. If anything is found, they may recommend a biopsy to determine if it is cancerous.
In addition to getting regular skin checks, there are several things you can do to reduce your risk of skin cancer. First and foremost, it is important to protect your skin from the sun. This includes wearing protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts and hats, and using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
In conclusion, skin cancer is a common and serious condition, but there are non-surgical treatment options available. These painless and effective treatments are covered by most insurance plans and can be used to treat a wide range of skin cancers. However, the best way to prevent skin cancer is to get regular skin checks and protect your skin from the sun. Don’t wait until it’s too late – schedule your skin check today.