Skin cancer should always be taken seriously. Dr Behr has been a fellowship trained member of the American College of Mohs Surgery since 1995. If you are in need of a skin cancer removal with excision or Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dr. Behr can help. Dr Behr prides herself in first clearance of the cancer and then meticulous repair to give you the best possible aesthetic result.REQUEST APPOINTMENT
How Does Skin Cancer Develop?
Skin cancer often develops when the skin is exposed to excessive amounts of UV radiation. This disease can affect people of all skin tones, including those with darker complexions. When melanoma appears on those with dark skin, it’s more likely to show up in areas not normally exposed to the sun. These areas include the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Some of the most common symptoms include the appearance of large brown spots, moles that change in size and color over time, and painful lesions. If you’ve found any of these marks on your skin, we urge you to reach out to your dermatologist.
What Are the Symptoms?
The primary symptoms of skin cancer are abnormal growths on the skin. There are three main skin cancer types that you should be aware of. These include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Each type of cancer has its own specific characteristics, but the abnormal growth of moles, dark patches, and growing lesions are common themes. To minimize the risk of developing these cancers, you should limit your sun exposure and take protective measures such as wearing SPF 30 or above sunblock when outside.
How We Address Cancer Signs
At our Fresno center, Dr. Behr provides surgical assistance for those struggling with skin cancer. If you notice an abnormal mole, lesion, or other growth on your skin, we urge you to visit your dermatologist right away. If a biopsy is done and the growth is cancerous Dr. Behr can perform Mohs surgery or an excision depending on the growth’s size and cancer type. These treatments are done with precision to minimize scarring and help prevent your cancer from recurring.REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Skin Cancer Treatments in Fresno, CA
Skin cancer is a deadly disease that should be taken seriously. At our Fresno center, Dr. Behr can offer surgical services to help you effectively address and overcome this condition. To schedule an appointment with us, simply fill out the form below or give us a call at (559) 435-7546. Your health is in good hands.