It is important to take skin cancer seriously, but there is usually no reason for panic. If you have been given a diagnosis of basal cell, squamous cell, or melanoma, the next step is skin cancer treatment. The sooner you treat any type of skin cancer, the better your chances are for a positive outcome. This is a chapter of your life you want to put behind you so you can move on to the promise of good health. Your treatment depends on the type of skin cancer you have and how mild or severe it is. Mr. Salerno and his staff can sit down with you to talk about this next step as you take charge of your health.
Know Your Options for Skin Cancer Treatment
Excision is one of the simplest treatments in which skin cancer is removed. It may take something as minor as a topical anesthetic and a special tool to get rid of your growth. It all depends on the unique case.
Continue to Monitor Your Skin
After you have been treated for skin cancer, you want to keep a close watch on your skin. Look for any changes. You may see a recurrence in the same area or a growth may appear someplace else. Check your body once a month, asking someone you love to help you monitor any area that you can’t see, such as your scalp and your back.
Skin cancer typically affects areas that are exposed to the sun. However, it can appear in other areas as well. Make sure to schedule a skin cancer screening at least once a year.
Be Proactive About Your Health
With skin cancer treatment at REAL Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds and Werribee Victoria, we keep a close watch on your skin and can then recommend the best treatment for you. If you have sores that are flaky, crust over, bleed, and don’t go away, you want to seek medical help. Moles with irregular borders, strange colors, or that are larger than the eraser on a pencil are a concern as well. If you suddenly notice more moles as an adult, it is a red flag.
The team at REAL Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery proudly serves clients throughout Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more about skin cancer treatment.