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Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer that is usually not life threatening. It develops in the thin, flat squamous cells that make up the outer layer of the skin. If squamous cell carcinoma is not treated, it can grow aggressively and spread to other parts of the body causing serious complications. Most cases of squamous cell carcinoma results from prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays or from tanning beds.

Squamous cell carcinoma can occur on any part of the body; however, parts that receive a great deal of sun exposure, such as the scalp, back of the hands, face, and arms, are the most commonly affected areas. Signs of squamous cell carcinoma include a flat sore with a scaly crust; a firm, red nodule; a new sore that develops on an old scar. Dr. Jamie Weisman at Medical Dermatology Specialists has the expertise to detect early signs of squamous cell carcinoma. When this type of skin cancer is caught in its earliest stages, it is almost always curable.

Many times, prompt in-office removal is recommended for anyone who comes in with a skin concern that is diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma. Dr. Weisman and her staff understand the importance of evaluating all skin concerns, especially for symptoms that may indicate skin cancer. As with all types of cancer, the sooner it is diagnosed the sooner it can be treated – and squamous cell carcinoma is no different. If you have a skin concern that you wish to have looked at, contact Medical Dermatology Specialists today for an appointment. We can have a thorough skin cancer screening planned for your visit and help develop a treatment plan for all of your skin care needs.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
Jeffery D.
Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
Waquele H.
I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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Contact Medical Dermatology Specialists

If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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