Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment in Miami, FL
As the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma is easily treated when diagnosed early. Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, provides treatment for basal cell carcinoma on people living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Kendall, FL, and the surrounding communities, diagnosed with this form of skin cancer.
What is Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Diagnosed on more than four million people a year, basal cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer. It is characterized by abnormal, uncontrolled growths or lesions developing in the skin’s basal cells. These cells are in the deepest levels of the outermost layer of the skin. They look similar to open sores or red patches of skin with pink bumps that do not heal.
What Causes Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Basal cell carcinoma is typically caused by sun exposure over time whether it’s occasionally or for extended periods of time.
How is Basal Cell Carcinoma Treated?
Prior to treatment, our dermatologists diagnose basal cell carcinoma by excision and biopsy. Once we confirm cancer, there are several treatment options to eliminate it, including excision, Mohs surgery, and curettage electrodesiccation. We determine the selected method of treatment based on the extent of the basal cell carcinoma and what is the most effective at eradication of basal cell carcinoma.
What Can I Expect from Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatments?
The effects of basal cell carcinoma treatments vary based on which one is performed to eliminate the cancer. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, we provide you with detailed instructions for care and healing. Because basal cell carcinoma rarely turns into anything more serious, the outlook is excellent; however, left untreated it can spread to other areas of the body. Additionally, it is essential you continue with annual full body skin exams to prevent or treat future pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions from spreading to other parts of the body.
Am I a Good Candidate for Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatments?
If you have a place on your skin that looks like an open sore but does not seem to heal, you may be a good candidate for basal cell carcinoma treatments. We recommend you schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists to address your concerns and if necessary, treat it.
At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, Jill Waibel, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, treats people living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Kendall, FL, and the surrounding communities, affected by basal cell carcinoma. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.