What options are available for the treatment of skin cancer in Plano, TX area practice?

Drs. Achtman and McConnell in Plano, TX are dermatologists who work with patients to provide solutions for the hair, skin, nails, and body.Drs. Achtman and McConnell in Plano, TX are dermatologists who work with patients to provide solutions for the hair, skin, nails, and body. When patients come in for screenings or to evaluate an area of concern and are diagnosed with skin cancer, they may want to know what options they have available for treatment. Our practice offers a variety of solutions, or referral to professionals who can help. Below is a small sample of the treatment options available for patients who have been diagnosed with this condition:
  • Excision – for small areas around moles and other skin growths, many patients will find that excision is one of the most effective ways to quickly and easily remove the areas of cancer. Drs. Achtman and McConnell can make a recommendation for this removal if the area is relatively small and contained.
  • Anti-cancer creams – sometimes, topical creams can be used on a daily basis to target the cancer cells without having to cut into the skin and create scarring. These may include popular medications such as Aldara and Zyclara.
  • Mohs micrographic surgery – for recurring cancers or cancers that are in highly visible areas of the body or face, Mohs micrographic surgery may be recommended. This surgical procedure is done by a specialist through referral to remove all areas of cancerous cells. This is done in a conservative way to reduce the chances of requiring restorative surgeries later on to address the aftereffects of cancer. Our team works closely with a Mohs micrographic surgeon that we can provide a referral for our patients to ensure their cancer is addressed with this treatment if so desired.

Schedule a visit with the team at DSA Dermatology today

If you have undergone a skin cancer screening and a biopsy has confirmed cancer cells, or if you have an area biopsied that has been determined as cancer, it is incredibly important for patients to seek treatment as soon as possible for their condition. Drs. Achtman and McConnell of DSA Dermatology in Plano, TX proudly offer solutions for patients to consider. Book an appointment at 4010 West Park Boulevard by calling (972) 362-9567 today!

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