Facial Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, affecting over two million Americans each year. It occurs when cancerous cells begin to form in the surface layers of the skin. While skin cancer spreads quickly and has a high mortality rate, it is highly treatable when detected early on. At the office of Dr. Shervin Aminpour, we specialize in treatment of skin cancer affecting the face and neck. If you feel you may be experiencing symptoms of facial skin cancer, we can help you diagnose and treat the condition, giving you the freedom to enjoy a life free of cancer.
Skin cancer symptoms
Patients may be uncertain about their condition, so we’ve included the primary symptoms of skin cancer. While this may be sufficient for an initial self-examination, it is important to seek the help of a professional if you suspect skin cancer may be present. In this way, you can make sure you receive an accurate diagnosis, allowing you to seek proper treatment. Dr. Shervin Aminpour’s expertise in the area of skin cancer guarantees his patients the utmost care during a difficult time.
Skin cancer symptoms include:
- A waxy, pearly bump on the skin
- A flat, brown lesion
- A red nodule that is firm
- A flat, scaly lesion
- A dark spot with speckles
- A mole that changes in size, color or texture
- A mole that bleeds
If you experience any of the above symptoms, please consult Dr. Aminpour. He will be able to perform a thorough examination and find the source of the problem, allowing treatment to proceed. Please call our office with any questions or to set an appointment.
Skin cancer treatment
At the office of Dr. Shervin Aminpour, skin cancer treatment begins with a diagnosis. We offer a comprehensive testing program that gives patients an idea of exactly what they’re dealing with. From there, Dr. Aminpour can recommend a treatment regimen that deals with the cancer directly.
Skin cancer treatment options include:
- Freezing can handle superficial skin cancers, eliminating the cancerous cells
- Excisional surgery can effectively remove cancerous cells in the skin
- Mohs surgery, a highly precise method of removing cancer in the skin, often used in areas where it’s necessary to save as much skin as possible
- Radiation therapy can use focused radiation beams to eliminate the cancerous cells
- Chemotherapy uses intravenous or oral drugs to specifically target the cancer