“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.
Why Choose DSA Dermatology?
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.