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Skin Cancer Specialist

Advanced Surgical of North Texas

General Surgery located in McKinney, TX

Skin cancer is common in Texas, affecting one out of every three Texans. Surgery is the primary treatment for skin cancer, and the experienced general surgery team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas in McKinney, Texas, specializes in the surgical treatment of skin cancer. They use advanced tools and techniques to ensure complete removal of your cancerous lesion. To schedule an evaluation, call the office or use the online booking button.

Skin Cancer Q & A

What are the types of skin cancer?

There are many types of skin cancer. However, there are three types that are most common:

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

BCC most often develops on the skin that gets the most sun exposure, including the face, neck, and arms. A BCC lesion may appear as a pearl-like bump, brown scab-like lesion, or a bleeding sore that doesn’t heal. 

Most people who are diagnosed with skin cancer have BCC, and early diagnosis and treatment may prevent the cancerous lesion from penetrating other tissue, such as your nerves or bone. 

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

SCC lesions also tend to develop on sun-exposed skin and appear as firm red bumps or crusty, red lesions. Without treatment, SCC may grow into your tissue and cause damage and disfigurement.

Melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer and affects thousands of Texans every year. Unlike BCC and SCC, melanoma can develop on any part of your body and may grow from an existing mole or normal skin and can spread to other areas of your body quickly. 

Am I a good candidate for skin cancer screening?

Skin cancer is on the rise in Texas, and everyone should undergo a skin cancer screening, whether it’s a self-screen or conducted by your primary care physician or a dermatologist. 

You’re also a good candidate for screening if you have risk factors for skin cancer, such as:

  • Fair skin
  • Blonde or red hair
  • Green or blue eyes
  • Family history of skin cancer
  • History of frequent sunburn
  • Excessive sun exposure

You should also schedule an appointment with your primary care physician whenever you find a new or odd-looking skin growth. 

How is skin cancer treated?

Skin cancer treatment requires removal of the lesion. However, the method used may depend on the type of skin cancer and the size and depth of the lesion. The team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas reviews your surgical options and makes a recommendation that will give you the best possible outcome. 

Skin cancer removal options may include:

  • Freezing
  • Surgical excision
  • Mohs surgery
  • Curettage and electrodesiccation

Though the expert surgeons may be able to remove your skin cancer lesion, you may also require radiation and/or chemotherapy if the cancer has spread to other areas of your body.

For expert surgical care of your skin cancer, call Advanced Surgical of North Texas or book online today.