Basal Cell Carcinoma – Skin Cancer Treatment
Living in Naples Florida and Fort Myers Florida, we all are high risk of getting some form of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common forms of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Skin cancer falls into two major groups: Non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer.
After one of our Fort Myers for Naples dermatologists gives you an examination, the diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma is confirmed with a biopsy. In this procedure, the skin is first numbed with local anesthesia. A piece of tissue is then removed and sent to be examined under a microscope in the laboratory to seek a definitive diagnosis. If tumor cells are present, treatment is required. Fortunately, there are several effective methods for eradicating basal cell carcinoma. One of our Fort Myers for Naples dermatologists will choose a treatment based on the type, size, location, and depth of penetration of the tumor, the patients age and general health, and the likely cosmetic outcome of specific treatments.