Identification and effective treatment of skin cancers
According to the American Cancer Society, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime. Our dermatologists offer skin cancer screenings and treatment for New Orleans patients. With expert care, it is possible to detect skin cancers at an early stage and to treat them successfully.
Dr. Wiltz and Dr. Williamson treat various forms of skin cancers in-office, including basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and melanomas. These cancers can be treated with cryotherapy, electrodessication and curettage, or simple excision.
When a more complex procedure is in the patient’s best interest, our dermatologists refer patients to outside specialists, including local Mohs surgeons.
Consult a dermatologist about the following skin cancer indicators:
- A new skin growth that does not disappear in four to six weeks
- Any skin lesion that continues to grow and turns red, brown, black, or is multicolored
- A mole, birthmark, or beauty mark that increases in size, changes color or texture, or becomes irregular in outline
- Any skin spot or growth that continues to itch, hurt, crust over, form a scab, become a sore, or bleed for several weeks
- An open sore or wound that refuses to heal, persists for more than four weeks, or heals and later reopens