What to Know About Skin Cancer

Modern Dermatology Atlanta, headed by Dr. Naga Meduri, is an expert in treating a broad array of different health problems. For example, we can help with your skin cancer diagnosis and treatment in Canton, Acworth, and Woodstock, GA, to ensure that you have the best chance of recovery. Here’s what you need to know about this problem and the ways it can affect you.

What Is It?

 All cancers are abnormal cell growths, and cancer of the skin is no different. It typically develops throughout areas exposed to the sun and can quickly grow throughout the skin. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma are all serious health issues. 

That said, there are far more causes of this cancer than sun exposure. Yes, it’s the most obvious and prevalent cause (which is why you rarely see it in areas covered by clothing), but understanding the other potential root issues is important for your recovery.

How Is It Caused?

 At Modern Dermatology Atlanta, Dr. Meduri knows that skin cancer in Canton, Acworth, and Woodstock, GA, might be caused by many issues. Our beautiful summers and winters might get you out in the sun more often and increase your risk, though other triggers do exist.

For example, you might get exposed to radiation or even chemicals that could cause cell mutations. When this happens, UV ray exposure could accelerate these problems and cause even more issues. Thankfully, treatment has become more successful in recent years.

Is There Anything You Can Do About It?

 Cancer is very treatable, and success from skin-related cancers is higher than you might think. That’s because it’s one of the most obviously visible types – you should quickly spot problems on your skin and, when you get treatment, can eliminate the risk more quickly. 

Typically, we remove the affected skin and surrounding cells to mitigate the risk of cancer migration. That said, we might also provide chemotherapy and radiotherapy to kill the cells if they get deeper. The goal is to stop cell growth and keep your cells from worsening and mutating further to stop your cancer from spreading any further.

Who Should You Call?

 Call us at Modern Dermatology Atlanta to work with Dr. Meduri if you need skin cancer screenings or treatments in Canton, Acworth, and Woodstock, GA. Our team fully understands the complexities of this health issue and will work hard to ensure you get the help you need. Call us at 770-250-7199 to set up an appointment, and we can talk with you about the necessary steps to manage your condition. Our team will help you understand your options and make this process easier and more comfortable.

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