Skin Cancer Doctor Los Angeles
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It usually appears on skin that is regularly exposed to the sun, including the tops of your ears, the face, the arms and shoulders or the lower legs, but it can appear anywhere on the body. Dr. Peyman Ghasri, our Los Angeles skin cancer doctor, offers skin cancer screenings and a variety of treatments that can protect or restore the health of your skin.
Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma are the major types of skin cancer. All of these cancers are associated with sun exposure. You may be at a greater risk of developing skin cancer if you have had a lot of sun exposure in your life, if you have fair skin or if you have naturally light eyes or hair. Regular monthly skin checks can help you detect early signs of problems, and early treatment offers a greater chance of success. Dr. Ghasri, our skin cancer doctor in Los Angeles, may recommend a biopsy or other tests of suspicious areas so that we can identify the problem and make the appropriate recommendations.
Los Angeles Skin Cancer Doctor
Dr. Ghasri, our Los Angeles skin cancer doctor, will design a treatment plan that is based on the type of cancer you have, the location of the cancer and the extent of the cancer. Precancerous lesions may be able to be simply removed, and small cancers can often be removed along with the initial biopsy. If additional treatments are necessary, we may recommend cryosurgery, excisional surgery, curettage and electrodessication or Mohs micrographic surgery, which can be a great choice for difficult-to-treat cancers or cancers that are located on visible parts of the body where it is essential to conserve as much healthy skin as possible. Other treatments may be used along with or instead of surgery, including radiation therapy, photodynamic therapy or chemotherapy.
Skin cancer is common, but it is also generally highly treatable, particularly when caught early. However, skin cancer can also be disfiguring and deadly. Annual professional exams and good skin care practices can help you keep your skin healthy and intact. Contact our office today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ghasri, our skin cancer doctor in Los Angeles.