DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN CANCER SCREENING + TREATMENTS

Dermatology plays a critical role in skin cancer screening, providing expertise in identifying suspicious lesions and conducting thorough evaluations to detect skin cancer early when it is most treatable. Dermatologists are trained to recognize the characteristic features of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma through visual inspection, dermoscopy (a non-invasive technique that magnifies the skin’s surface), and sometimes biopsy for definitive diagnosis. During a skin cancer screening, dermatologists examine the entire body, including areas not typically exposed to the sun, to identify any concerning lesions. Individuals with a history of sun exposure, family history of skin cancer, or a high number of moles may benefit from regular skin cancer screenings. Early detection of skin cancer allows for prompt treatment, which can significantly improve outcomes and reduce the risk of complications. Dermatologists also provide education on skin cancer prevention, including sun protection measures and self-examination techniques, empowering individuals to take an active role in their skin health. Overall, dermatology plays a vital role in skin cancer screening by providing comprehensive evaluations, early detection, and preventive care to promote optimal skin health and well-being. Mohs Micrographic reconstructive surgery is the most advanced procedure available to treat skin cancer.

DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN CANCER

At Boswell Dermatology, we offer Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly specialized surgical technique used to treat certain types of skin cancer, particularly those with high-risk features or located in cosmetically sensitive areas where tissue preservation is crucial. Named after Dr. Frederic Mohs, who developed the procedure in the 1930s, Mohs surgery offers several advantages over traditional excisional surgery.