Effective treatment options help Plano TX skin cancer patients cope
“The biopsy came back positive. The lesion is cancerous.” You knew there was a possibility that mole was something more than, well, a mole. You talked with your family doctor and educated yourself on the topic. You thought you were prepared for the results, no matter how serious. However, you were probably overcome with an onslaught of emotions when you heard those words.
You aren’t alone. A cancer diagnosis is frightening, but be aware that Dr. Daniel Achtman and his team at DSA Dermatology are here to help. Much of the fear comes from anger (why is this happening to me?), uncertainty (how will this affect my life and the lives of my family and friends?), and lack of knowledge about treatment options. It helps to talk about it, and it really helps to know that Dr. Achtman is a skin cancer expert with advanced treatment technologies at his disposal.
At DSA Dermatology, you won’t get lectured about what you could have done to prevent it. You won’t be reprimanded for not noticing the spot or coming in sooner. You’ll get answers and solutions to get the situation in check and your life back on a normal track.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type with nearly 3 million cases reported in the United States each year. It is rarely life threatening, but can result in disfigurement if not treated promptly. Squamous cell carcinoma is diagnosed about 700,000 times annually. SCC is disfiguring and potentially fatal if left untreated. Melanoma is the gravest form of skin cancer, claiming the lives of close to 9,000 Americans each year.
Please bear in mind that all types of skin cancer are treatable, most with a very high success rate and little risk of recurrence. Dr. Achtman has a great deal of experience in analyzing skin cancers. He determines optimal treatment techniques for elimination of cancerous cells with minimal involvement of healthy surrounding tissues. Your situation may simply require application of a cancer fighting cream. Alternatively, a lesion may be removed by surgical incision or curettage and excision.
That’s the advantage of skin cancer care from a Board certified dermatologist. Treatment is personalized, compassionate, and effective. Your questions are answered patiently, and you know what to expect during and after treatment. You receive aftercare advice and instruction on prevention and self-checks.
Qualified care simply helps to take the anxiety out of skin cancer treatment. Call DSA Dermatology today for a skin-wellness examination.