What Is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, and two people die of skin cancer every hour. Fortunately, treatment is highly successful when cancer is detected in its early stages. At Helena Dermatology, our team can help you with preventing and diagnosing skin cancer, as well as help you make informed treatment decisions.
What Are The Causes?
Skin cancer is most commonly caused by excessive exposure to sunlight (UV radiation). Both sunburns and excessive sun exposure without burning, increase the risk of developing cancer. Skin cancer can affect people of all skin tones, including those with darker complexions. If you have skin lesions that are crusting, bleeding, itching, or have asymmetry, irregular borders, irregular or multiple colors, or are changing in size or color, you should see a dermatology provider right away.
Skin Cancer Treatment Options
Helena Dermatology is dedicated to providing skin cancer screening and treatment services to those afflicted with this disease. Our skin cancer screening services involve physical examinations and tests designed to help establish an accurate diagnosis. If cancer is found, we can help you make informed treatment decisions, and provide various treatment options and ongoing support, including giving you a referral to another specialist, when indicated. Our treatments include topical therapy (for some superficial skin cancers), surgical excision, and melanoma surgery.
Skin Cancer Treatments in Helena, MT
Helena Dermatology is here to provide you with the care and support you need. If you believe you may have skin cancer, we invite you to visit our center and take advantage of our screening and treatment services. For expert dermatological care and ongoing support with a friendly smile, fill out the form below and schedule an appointment or give us a call at (406) 443-7200.