Skin Cancer Prevention & Treatment
Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancers. Nearly one in five Americans will develop it at some point in their lives. Most skin cancers, however, are curable if they are caught early. This makes regular dermatology appointments with a professional from Applegarth Dermatology PC increasingly important. Regular self-examinations also help detect any changes that should be examined by a professional.
More about Skin Cancer
Most skin cancer develops where they can be seen, making it easier to catch them early on. Regular skin exams for any changes in existing growths or for any new spots are important. Dermatologists from Applegarth Dermatology PC can detect skin cancer. They are well versed in skin cancer signs and how to diagnose the disease.
Some common symptoms of skin cancer include sores or bumps that don’t go away or unusual growths that change in size, hurt or bleed. They often first appear as pale patches of skin or waxy. As they develop, they may ooze, bleed or become crusty or scaly. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek help from one of our skin cancer experts.
For more advanced forms of skin cancer, a lump develops which can be firm or rough on the surface. It can look like a scaly, red patch. A skin rash may come and go over time. This type of cancer is most often found on the hands, arms, neck or head.
If you find anything suspicious, it is advisable that you are checked out by one of our dermatology team specialists. Examine your entire body once a month including between your toe, on the soles of your feet and even underneath your nails. To schedule a life-changing appointment to look for skin cancer on your skin and to look at existing moles, call our Valparaiso or La Porte office today!
Do you think you have skin cancer?
Call Applegarth Dermatology PC in Valparaiso, IN at (219) 548-0360
or in La Porte, IN at (219) 362-0161 to learn more!