Skin cancer is a serious type of cancer, just like the rest that are more at the forefront of media. However, because it is one of the few cancers that is fully visible, it can also be caught early enough for successful intervention. At Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center in Miami Beach and Hallandale Beach, Dr. Martin Zaiac can provide not only proper diagnosis of these conditions but can provide effective treatment options for patients to choose from.
What factors can increase your risk of skin cancer?
There are several aspects that might increase your risk of developing skin cancer, including:
- Skin tone
- Family history of skin cancer
- Increased exposure to UV rays
Because skin cancer is best treated in its earliest stages, it is key that all patients, including those with an increased risk of skin cancer, visit their dermatologist regularly for annual skin cancer screenings and mole mapping.
What treatments are available for skin cancer?
Skin cancer is a serious condition that needs to be treated. Below are just a few of the methods our team at Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center may employ to treat cancer in our patients:
- Surgery (excision)
- Radiation therapy
- Mohs surgery
How successful is skin cancer treatment?
The success of skin cancer treatment varies depending on which treatment is pursued. For most patients, all skin cancers could be cured if found and treated in their earliest stages. Certain types of treatments, such as Mohs micrographic surgery, can be extremely successful for patients, especially those who have recurring skin cancer and need to fully remove the cancerous cells.
Schedule a visit with Dr. Martin Zaiac today
At Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center, we understand the importance of addressing skin cancer in its earliest stages to avoid more serious problems later. With a diagnosis and treatment when skin cancer has not evolved, patients can increase their likelihood for survival. We have two locations in Miami Beach and Hallandale Beach open to new and returning patients. Call 305-532-4478 to request a skin cancer screening with our team to get a definitive diagnosis and discuss possible treatment options.