Facial Skin Cancer Treatment from a Board-Certified Surgeon Near Land O’Lakes, FL
Did you know that facial skin cancer treatment is one of Dr. Brett Scotch’s specialties? In addition to being a board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Scotch is also a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience treating and removing cancerous lesions and restoring facial aesthetics. If you live in the Land O’Lakes, Florida, area and would like to have a suspicious growth evaluated by a reputable specialist, turn to Dr. Scotch and the rest of our team here at Scotch Institute of Ear Nose & Throat.
The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their lives. This makes skin cancer the most common malignancy in the country, and a large number of these cancers develop on the face. Here is a brief overview of the main types of skin cancer:
- Basal cell carcinoma – This is the most frequently occurring type of skin cancer. It develops in the skin’s basal cells, which line the deepest layer of the epidermis, and can manifest as open sores, shiny bumps, red patches, or unusual growths.
- Squamous cell carcinoma – The second most common type of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma begins in the skin’s upper layers and can appear as elevated growths, warts, or scaly patches. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are known as “non-melanoma” skin cancers.
- Melanoma – Although this is the rarest type of skin cancer, it is the deadliest. Melanoma arises from the skin’s pigment-producing melanocytes, and usually manifests as unusual moles or brown spots.
Many suspicious-looking skin growths are benign, but it’s always smart to have an unusual spot on your skin evaluated by a physician. At our office near Land O’Lakes, FL, Dr. Scotch can perform a biopsy of your skin growth, then work with a pathology lab to evaluate the sample and determine a diagnosis. If the growth is cancerous or you simply would like to have it removed, Dr. Scotch can then surgically remove the growth and reconstruct the incision site using trusted plastic surgery techniques.
Contact Scotch Institute of Ear Nose & Throat near Land O’Lakes, FL, to learn more about our approach to facial skin cancer treatment or to schedule your appointment.