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Dermatology Allergy General Physicians Of Ohio Inc

Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Ohio

If you're concerned about skin cancers or have a family history and want testing, Dermatology Allergy General Physicians of Ohio, Inc. are here to put your mind at ease and get you the information you need for further action.

Get More Information on Dangerous Conditions

If you've got irregular spots and have some of the pre-existing factors that influence skin cancer, such as lengthy exposures to UV radiation from sunburn or tanning, you may want to see a physician. Dermatology Allergy General Physicians of Ohio, Inc. are prepared to help you determine your risk for skin cancer and to provide you with treatment options should your diagnosis be positive.

Additional signs of skin cancer include:

  • Bleeding
  • Changes in coloration (Red, Black, Blue)
  • Ulceration (Spots change and become ulcerated)
  • Non-Healing Spot
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Asymmetry (Spot grows irregularly)
  • If a spot become black in color, it should be looked at immediately.
If you notice any of these symptoms occurring to any spot on your body, please feel free to contact our office immediately.

Stay Safe from Cancer with Proper Knowledge

There are three main types of skin cancer that you should be familiar with. Most skin cancers are either basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas, which seldom become life threatening. Melanoma is much less common and if it is not found early and treated promptly, it could be very dangerous. However, if diagnosed early, melanoma can be cured. Therefore, it's important to recognize any changes in your skin and to report them to your doctor without delay.

Although unprotected exposure to the sun can cause melanoma, it may appear on skin that has not been exposed to the sun.

Know the Warning Signs

While almost everyone has moles, a change in the appearance of one of your moles could be indicative of a problem and should be a sign that you should consult a physician. Follow the simple ABCD rule to help you remember the signs of melanoma and other skin cancers. If you notice any of these changes in your moles, schedule an appointment with Dermatology Allergy General Physicians of Ohio, Inc.
A - Asymmetry
B - Border Irregularity
C - Color
D - Diameter
Skin Analyzing - Skin Cancer in Urbana, OH
Another warning sign for skin cancer is Actinic Keratosis. Actinic Keratosis are sun damaged, pre-cancerous lesions. They appear on parts of the body exposed to the sun. These lesions range in color and can look rough, dry, or scaly. Our goal is to prevent them by using sunscreens, which reduce the number of lesions. New lesions will appear and the potential for changeover to cancer cannot be predicted. It is estimated that about 10.2% of these pre-cancerous lesions may change to cancer over 10 years. Ongoing treatment is needed to destroy these sun damaged areas and treatment may include freezing with liquid nitrogen and the use of anti pre-cancer creams.