Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of cancer found in the United States, affecting up to 800,000 people annually. This cancer is related, but not dependent on UV exposure and therefore, generally affects older adults with fair skin. It can appear in younger patients, as well. It usually appears as a pearly, pink, flat area or nodule that tends to bleed easily. It is most commonly found on the face.
While these cancers rarely metastasize and cause life threatening problems, they can be locally invasive and destructive to the underlying bone and tissue. For this reason, we aggressively treat Basal Cell Carcinomas. The type, size, and location of the cancer will determine the type of treatment that is utilized.
Basal cell carcinomas are very treatable. All the treatment strategies have a high cure rate.
If you have questions concerning Basal Cell Carcinoma, call our office and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Myers. At your visit, Dr. Myers will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan for your condition.
Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment Options
Involves scraping off the cancer cells and burning the base of cancer with heat. This is a minimally invasive procedure.
Many cancers will need to be surgically removed. This can be done in-office.
For high-risk cancers and cancers in critical locations, Mohs surgery can be the best option.
Used for tumors that are deemed inoperable.
Dr. David Myers
Dr. David Myers is a board certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. His expertise and attention to detail make him a trusted doctor in his community.