Skin cancer has been on the rise for over 30 years now, and it is estimated that about 1 in 5 people will get skin cancer at some point. That’s an alarming statistic, but here at the dermatology practice of Karen Lish, MD, we can confidently say that many forms of this disease can be addressed successful, especially when they are detected and treated at an early stage.
The best strategy you can take to promote the best possible outcomes are to do self-checks frequently, and come to our office for a full body scan at least once per year. Going to your primary care doctor for an annual physical should not be considered a substitute for getting the expert attention of our skin specialist. And while we started out by telling you some of the more grim numbers, the good news is that our skin cancer treatment in Hewlett can produce the type of results that will be reassuring and not scary. It all starts with diagnosis, of course, and when you come in for an examination, any suspicious moles or other skin abnormalities will be looked at closely, and if a biopsy is in order then it will be done in a timely manner. It is only once a conclusive determination has been reached that discussion can be made as to the treatment that is most applicable. Depending on factors that include your medical history, genetic predisposition, personal preferences, and how far the cancer has progressed, the options for our skin cancer treatment in Hewlett can vary. Some treatments only last a matter of days, while others are more prolonged. Of course, the goal is to eliminate or at least reduce side-effects.
Please don’t hesitate to call our office. Total care including our skin cancer treatment in Hewlett is available and we’re on your side.