A diagnosis of skin cancer can be a scary moment for many patients. However, with early diagnosis and treatment, most patients are able to recover successfully. Drs. Todd and Kent Remington of Remington Laser Dermatology Centre encourage patients to visit their dermatologist regularly for a screening to catch this cancer early enough for successful intervention.
How is skin cancer diagnosed?
The most effective method of diagnosis is through a biopsy. This is a procedure during which an unusual mole or skin growth may be excised from the skin and sent off to a dermatological laboratory for further evaluation. If the sample taken from the patient comes back as a positive result for skin cancer, patients will need to speak to our team of professionals in Calgary, Alberta about the most effective way to treat their condition.
Treatment of skin cancer
In most situations where skin cancer has developed, a simple excision of the cancerous cells can provide effective treatment. However, there are other methods to consider, including:
- Oral medication
- Mohs micrographic surgery
To determine the best treatment method for a specific patient, our team will evaluate the type of skin cancer that has developed, the severity of the skin cancer, and its location. With this knowledge, our team can make an educated decision regarding the treatment that may be best for an individual. Our staff will also take into consideration a patient’s age, medical history, and personal preferences when developing a treatment plan for an individual. In some cases, a patient may be referred to an oncologist for recommendations as to how to treat more severe or widespread skin cancers.
Call Remington Laser Dermatology Centre today for an evaluation
Calgary, AB area patients who suspect they may be dealing with an area of skin cancer are encouraged to call their doctor for a skin cancer screening. Drs. Todd and Kent Remington located at 150-7220 Fisher Street SE can assist with routine or as-needed screenings when unusual skin growths or moles are of concern. Their practice is always accepting new patients and families seeking quality dermatological care.