At DSCC we pride ourselves on being the experts when it comes to skin cancer.
Dr. Kruse is considered one of the best physicians and surgeons in the country in the field of skin cancer.
What is Skin Cancer?
In choosing the best treatment option, your doctor will consider your age and general health, the type and size of cancer, where it is on your body, and what you want. The treatment choice will also depend on whether the skin cancer has spread elsewhere in your body.
The earlier you find a skin cancer, the easier it is to treat it successfully. Both skin self-examinations and professional skin exams are useful in the early detection of skin cancers, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The most common skin cancer, with over a million cases diagnosed annually, is basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Basal cell carcinomas rarely metastasize (spread) and are unlikely to be fatal. Melanoma is less common than either basal or squamous cell carcinoma (the second most common skin cancer), but (when advanced), much more likely to spread throughout the body and lead to death. Therefore, it is essential to detect melanoma early, because the deeper the tumor grows, the worse the prognosis.
Types of Treatment
Types of Skin Cancer
Learn more about the types of skin cancer at the Skin Cancer Foundation.