Skin Cancer Treatment Los Angeles
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and can be found in men and women of all ages as well as children. Most skin cancers are diagnosed in earliest stages, which means that they are often highly treatable and even curable. Dr. Peyman Ghasri, our expert in skin cancer treatment in Los Angeles, offers skin cancer screenings that allow you to keep your skin healthy and give you the information you need to reduce your risk as well as treatment options that can treat the cancer with minimal scarring and easier recovery.
Localized basal cell and squamous cell cancers can be treated safely and effectively. These tumors can be excised and then frozen with liquid nitrogen or treated with low-dose radiation. They may also respond to topical ointments, which usually need to be applied daily over several weeks. Larger tumors may require surgical removal. While uncommon, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas may require chemotherapy and radiation if they extend beyond the skin. Our Los Angeles skin cancer treatment expert, Dr. Ghasri, can provide you with individualized recommendations that help you better understand your condition, your treatment options and your prognosis.
Los Angeles Skin Cancer Treatment
Melanomas can require more aggressive treatments. This type of cancer will need to be removed surgically. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy may be recommended to destroy cancerous cells and to stop or control the growth of the tumor. Because having one skin cancer can significantly increase your risk of suffering another one, Dr. Ghasri, our expert in skin cancer treatment in Los Angeles, may recommend more frequent screenings to monitor your health and catch recurrences at the earliest possible stages.
Dr. Ghasri, our Los Angeles skin cancer treatment expert, also offers Mohs Micrographic surgery, which allows for more conservative treatment, less scarring and faster healing times. Mohs surgery can be an appropriate choice for patients with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma. We will explore each of your options so that you can make the best decision for your personal needs. Contact our office today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peyman Ghasri, our Los Angeles skin doctor.