Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer. This cancer gets its name because it begins in the basal cells of the skin. These are the cells which produce new skin cells as old cells die off. Basal cell skin cancer cells rarely metastasize and spread to other parts of the body, but they can cause damage to growing and surrounding tissues. The face is the most common place for basal cell skin cancer to occur because it is often exposed to the sun. The neck, décolleté, and shoulders are also common places for basal cell carcinoma to develop. Avoiding long exposure to the sun and wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ may help protect the skin against basal cell carcinoma.
Medical Dermatology Specialists is your trusted dermatology center for basal cell carcinoma treatment in Atlanta. Dr. Jamie Weisman is a board certified dermatologist, and her qualified skin professionals and research staff offer superior care for those that suffer from basal cell skin cancer. Dr. Weisman and her team work to develop an individualized treatment plan based on the size, location, and depth of tumor penetration. At Medical Dermatology Specialists, you will be treated with the care that any cancer patient deserves. We understand that this can be a scary experience, and Dr. Weisman is here to ensure that you are well taken care of.
If you have basal cell skin cancer, or if you have symptoms that you would like to have checked, call Medical Dermatology Specialists today. We can help you choose the most appropriate method of removal and treatment. With precise care and avoiding unprotected sun exposure, your skin can be healthy again.