Skin Cancer in New York and New Jersey
Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey offer treatment for skin cancer to the residents of New York and New Jersey.
One in Five Americans Will Develop Skin Cancer in the Course of a Lifetime
Skin cancer is the most widely diagnosed cancer in the United States. It is one of the most preventable and one of the most easily detectable as well. All Americans should know the most common warning signs in order to catch and treat cancer as quickly as possible. Only your physician will be able to diagnose skin cancer, but if you have any of the following signs or symptoms, please contact SLSS immediately for an accurate diagnosis.
Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York proudly offer the following skin cancer treatments:
Basal Cell Carcinoma Signs and Symptoms
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. It usually appears on areas of the body with the most sun exposure like the face, neck, and hands. Its most common signs are:
- A reddish patch of dry skin that won’t heal
- A flesh-colored, pearl-shaped lump
- A pimple that just won’t clear
- A sore that bleeds, heals, and then returns
- A scar that feels waxy
- A group of slow-growing, shiny pink or red growths
- A flat or sunken growth
Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment
Several factors affect the basal cell carcinoma treatment that Dr. Goldberg may recommend for you. Electrodesiccation and curettage, also known as ED&C, is a procedure that removes the surface of the skin followed by burning the base of the basal cell carcinoma with an electric needle. Surgical options include surgical excision to remove the cancerous tissue and Mohs surgery to “shave off” thin layers of skin until all abnormal cells are removed. Other treatments include freezing, topical treatments and medications, although medications are typically recommended only for more advanced cases.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
SCC also appears on areas of the body that are often exposed to the sun, but it can also appear in less obvious places such as inside the mouth or on the lips. It can also occur on areas of the body that have been badly burned or exposed to chemicals. Common signs include:
- A hard (scaly or crusty) reddish bump, patch, or pearl-shaped growth
- An open sore that itches and bleeds; it can heal and return
- A scaly patch on the lip
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) Treatment
Squamous cell carcinoma can be treated surgically, with topical medications or with laser therapy. Surgical options include electrodesiccation and curettage, surgical excision and Mohs surgery. Laser therapy and photodynamic therapy may be recommended, as well as radiation therapy for more advanced cases.
Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, but can be treated successfully if caught early. Common signs and symptoms include:
- A mole on the skin that is growing, changing shape, or changing color
- A mole that looks scaly, oozes, or bleeds
- A new dark spot on the skin that looks like a mole, but grows quickly
- Pain, itching or bleeding in a new spot on the skin
- A brown or black streak underneath a fingernail or toenail
- A bruise on the foot that does not heal
Early detection of melanoma greater affects your treatment options. In these cases, the cancerous cells are typically removed with surgical excision to remove the cancerous growth from the skin. For cases that are in the later stages, Dr. Goldberg may recommend surgery of the lymph nodes, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy.
SRT Treatment for Skin Cancer
SRT Treatment (Superficial Radiation Therapy) is effective for skin cancers on the arms, legs back and torso, and especially beneficial to skin cancers on the head and neck. During SRT Treatment, radiotherapy energy is concentrated on the treatment area with a specially designed cone-shaped instrument. Energy is applied to the area for approximately 90 seconds.
What is the Cost of Skin Cancer Treatment in New York and New Jersey?
The price of skin cancer treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, two different financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.
How Do I Get Started?
Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss skin cancer treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.
Dr. Goldberg and his staff at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey provide personalized care to residents of New York and New Jersey with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (201) 299-4521 to speak with our friendly staff.
Keeping you healthy and beautiful.
"Dr. Goldberg is one of the most skilled dermatologists in the industry. He is the first dermatologist to utilize the most cutting- edge lasers and techniques. Beyond his skills as a dermatologist, he is someone I trust to care for my skin." - R. G., New York, New York