Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands and arms. Another type of skin cancer, melanoma is more dangerous but less common.
Anyone can get skin cancer, but it is more common in people who
• Spend a lot of time in the sun or have been sunburned
• Have light-colored skin, hair and eyes
• Have a family member with skin cancer
• Are over age 40
You should have a doctor check any suspicious skin markings and any changes in the way your skin looks. Treatment is more likely to work well when cancer is found early. If not treated, some types of skin cancer cells can spread to other tissues and organs.
Dr. Werner has diagnosed and treated skin cancer since 1993. Medical insurance and Medicare will usually pay for screening and treatment.
La Quinta Medspa offers:
Liquid Nitrogen, Efudex, Levulan Photodynamic Therapy,Fraxel, Chemical Peels, Biopsy and Excison of pre-cancerous and cancerous growths.