Skin Cancer

Melanoma is a condition treated by Gardner Dermatology and Med SpaThe skin is the largest organ of the body and it performs a number of vital functions. Unfortunately, skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers. It is estimated that more than one million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 80 percent of new skin cancer cases will be basal cell carcinoma, 16 percent are squamous cell carcinoma and 4 percent are melanoma.

We at Gardner Dermatology know that even the thought of cancer can be frightening, but early detection is the surest way to a cure. If you have a growth that is new, changes size, shape, or color and is non-healing, or chronically itching, it could be skin cancer and should checked. There are many options now available for the removal and treatment of skin cancer. If a skin biopsy does happen to reveal a cancerous area, you will leave our office assured of a confident plan of treatment. Schedule an appointment today.