Skin Cancer Treatments Near Webster, TX

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About Skin Cancer Treatments

Unfortunately, at some point in your life, you have a chance of developing skin cancer. To prevent this from happening, we highly recommend having irregular-looking moles, non-healing wounds, and major changes in your skin assessed by a dermatologist. Having healthy skin is part of living well. At Clear Lake Dermatology in League City and Webster, TX, our dermatologists can diagnose and treat skin cancer at any stage.

Our team strives to offer compassionate and quality care while improving your ability to beat cancer with timely detection when possible and advanced treatments and technologies. We are proud to provide extraordinary care, a soothing environment, and effective skin cancer treatments. We encourage people in the Greater Houston area to learn more about our skin cancer treatments: cryosurgery, topical chemotherapy, electrodesiccation, and Mohs surgery. If you notice any changes, new growths, or you were recently diagnosed with skin cancer, please contact us a soon as possible for treatment options and a comprehensive skin exam. Located near the Clear Lake region, both of our offices in Webster or League City, TX are ready to help you.

What Are the Benefits of Skin Cancer Treatments?

Skin cancer treatment is crucial for individuals diagnosed with this condition, as it aims to eliminate cancerous cells and prevent further complications. By addressing skin cancer promptly, patients can benefit from various interventions that enhance survival rates and prioritize cosmetic outcomes and overall well-being. Here are some key benefits of skin cancer treatment:

  • Early Detection: Identify and treat cancer in its early stages
  • Improved Survival: Enhances chances of survival and recovery
  • Reduced Spread: Prevents cancer from spreading to other areas
  • Cosmetic Preservation: Minimizes scarring and preserves aesthetics
  • Pain Management: Alleviates discomfort and pain associated with cancer
  • Restored Function: Restores normal skin function and appearance
  • Customized Care: Tailored treatments for individual cases
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: Improves overall well-being and life quality

Types of Skin Cancer

There are several kinds of precancerous skin conditions and skin cancers that have unique symptoms and require specialized treatment:

Actinic keratoses (AK)
After many years of exposing your skin to excessive sunlight, you have a higher risk of developing AK. This condition tends to show up later in life, and symptoms often appear on the face, limbs, or hands. Most dermatologists consider AK precancerous because it can turn into squamous cell carcinoma or skin cancer. If you have scaly or flaky growths that don't go away, you should schedule an appointment to have it assessed as soon as possible

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

As one of the most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) may appear anywhere on your body. It typically shows up as a skin-toned bump underneath the skin, a pink mark, or an irregular-looking mole. If a spot on your skin looks abnormal to you, it’s extremely important to have it checked out as soon as possible. This type of cancer is diagnosed with a shave biopsy.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type of skin cancer. This type of cancer is caused by excessive UV exposure and typically presents as large, red growths, rough-textured skin, or lesions that bleed and do not heal. It looks a lot like actinic keratoses but more advanced.

Melanoma is a severe form of cancer that is diagnosed using the ABCDE method: asymmetry, border, color, diameter, and evolution. This rare type of skin cancer doesn't often have a great outlook, and it must be diagnosed and treated quickly to avoid serious consequences. Because this cancer spreads quickly, it’s extremely important to treat it as soon as possible.

Skin Cancer Treatment Options

To determine whether you have any abnormal skin cells, one of our dermatologists will need to perform a biopsy. Generally, we can perform this at the same appointment as your skin cancer screening. We start off by numbing the area and then shave or excise a small piece or the whole area to check for cancer or precancerous cells. If we cannot analyze the cells in our office, we'll send the sample to a lab for assessment. Once we have the pathology results, our team will contact you and schedule an appointment if we need to meet in person.

If we determine that you have skin cancer, we'll suggest treatment options that might include:

  • Topical chemotherapy
  • Cryosurgery (freezing)
  • Mohs surgery
  • Electrodesiccation and curettage

For advanced skin cancer, you may need:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Retinoid therapy
  • Biologic therapy with Interferon
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Skin Cancer Treatment FAQs

What is the best treatment for skin cancer?
If skin cancer is found, the treatment proposed depends on the type and stage of cancer. If found early on, the vast majority of skin cancer can be removed in outpatient procedures with minimal downtime and discomfort. At Clear Lake Dermatology, we ensure that our patients are clearly advised as to all of their treatment options to have as many options as possible.

Is skin cancer easy to treat?
If caught early on, skin cancer is considered a relatively treatable condition. However, it can become very harmful if ignored or undetected. Because of this risk, we strongly encourage our patients to be consistent with their annual skin checks to not let anything slip past them.

How quickly will skin cancer spread?
If not caught early, melanoma can and will spread very quickly. If left untreated, it can become deadly in as little as six weeks. If you notice any changes in your sun spots or skin that raise concern, it is better to have them checked at our Webster or League City, TX offices.

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You Have Skin Cancer Treatment Options

If you have an abnormal-looking growth, please reach out to Clear Lake Dermatology in League City or Webster, TX as soon as possible. Early detection is very important to keep cancer from spreading. Even if you don’t have a suspicious growth, we strongly recommend scheduling annual skin screenings so that we can ensure your skin remains healthy. If you've been recently diagnosed, we invite you to reach out to us and explore your treatment options. We'll be with you every step of the way. Please call today to learn more.

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