If you are concerned about an abnormal or changing mole on your skin, you should visit us at our dermatology practice, Karen Lish, MD. Our expert and highly trained board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Karen Lish, can provide you with complete diagnosis and treatment for your skin cancer Woodmere.
There are over 2 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed annually. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are the most commonly diagnosed forms of skin cancers. Happily, they both can be easily treated when detected early. Current estimates show that one out of every five Americans will develop skin cancer. A very serious and potentially deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma, has had its incident rates increase over the last 30 years. It is the most common form of cancer for people in the ages of between 25 and 29, and is the second most common form of skin cancer for patients in the ages of 15 to 29. When treated in time, melanoma is highly curable and has a five-year survival rate of over 90%. Unfortunately, it is estimated that about 8,700 deaths may be attributable to melanoma on a yearly basis in our country, alone. If you have a history of melanoma you should come to see our dermatologist for a full-body exam for skin cancer Woodmere on a yearly basis. If you see any type of changing moles, it is important that you make an appointment to come in to see our dermatologist on a timely basis so that she can determine whether or not any treatment is necessary.
The best way to prevent problems with skin cancer Woodmere is to visit our dermatology practice on a periodic basis to have your entire body scanned for any signs of skin cancer. It is also important to wear sunscreen whenever you are outside or driving in your car. For an appointment to be seen by our top-notch dermatologist, contact our office today.