At Christos Skin Clinic we offer services in Skin Cancer Screening and Dermatology, this is a unique medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of problematic skin, hair and nails. Here in Sunny Florida, where shorts and sundresses are in fashion nearly year-round, healthy skin is a must. Christos Skin Clinic provides a full slate of clinical services offered throughout the area of Coral Springs. We are an established medical and surgical practice offering advanced treatments for medical issues ranging from simple acne to serious tumors, growths and skin cancers.
Skin cancer is a malignant condition that begins with the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. Though the skin is our first line of defense from the outside environment, its location on the surface of our body makes it susceptible to damage from the sun's radiation. Like other types of cancer, skin cancer often starts with DNA damage. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun causes the most damage. The damage is usually repaired by the body's built-in repair mechanisms but long-term sun exposure can lead to severe DNA damage that may not be repaired. If the damage occurs in genes that are responsible for controlling the division of skin cells, these cells may begin to divide uncontrollably, which can result in skin cancer.
The three most common skin cancers are Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). There are also pre-cancers, known as Actinic Keratoses (AK) that can turn into SCC if left untreated.
Each type of skin cancer has particular individual signs and symptoms:
The patient does not generally feel any symptoms of skin cancer but may notice a new or changing spot or a sore that will not heal. However, advanced stages of melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma that has spread into the bloodstream may cause associated symptoms, such as pain in an area close to the spot.
Skin cancers are diagnosed by a combination of clinical examination and biopsy of the lesion. Once the results are back, removal of the cancer depends on the type.
Cure rates are high, and recurrence rates are low for cancers that are caught and treated early. Early detection of skin cancer is key - Call us today for a skin exam.
*Facts provided by the Skin Cancer Foundation and American Academy of Dermatology.
Our highly experienced team can devise a treatment plan that effectively addresses your cosmetic goals and skincare needs. And while cosmetic dermatology services typically are not covered by insurance, Christos Doctors Skin Clinic offers an array of convenient payment options.
All treatments are only performed at our Christos Doctors Skin Clinic Center in Coral Springs Fl. To learn more about how these treatments can be used to correct your specific skin condition.
Call us today at 954-541-2739 to set up a consultation.
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