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Types of Skin Cancer & Treatments in Miami

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Skin Cancer Treatment Specialists

Coming face to face with a skin cancer diagnosis is difficult and life-changing. There are too many questions and unknowns. It is reassuring to know that doctors at the Greater Miami Skin & Laser Center are prominent specialists in treating many types of skin cancer. Dr. Martin Zaiac and Dr. Nardo Zaias have successfully treated thousands of patients for various skin cancers such as Actinic Keratosis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma.

Their aggressive yet thoughtful approach, combined with a vast experience and unrivaled expertise in the areas of skin cancer detection, treatment, and recovery, is the most valuable resource that Greater Miami Skin & Laser Center can offer our patients.

Types of Skin Cancer

Actinic Keratosis

These dry, scaly pink to red patches or spots are considered the earliest stage in the development of skin cancer. Actinic Keratosis typically occur on body parts that are most often exposed to the sun and appear as small crusty, pink to red scaly, or crumbly bumps or thick scabs and horns. Early on they may come and go, but they will eventually require the attention of an experienced dermatologist who can provide actinic keratosis treatment.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

This is one of the most common skin cancers and is caused by long-term sun exposure. Basal Cell Carcinoma sometimes resembles non-cancerous skin conditions such as Psoriasis or Eczema, which is why it is always best to consult a dermatologist for basal cell carcinoma treatment and detection.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after Basal Cell Carcinoma. This condition usually appears as thick, rough, scaly patches that may bleed easily. They often resemble warts and can appear as open sores. The skin around the site may exhibit signs of wrinkling, pigment changes, and loss of elasticity. It is best to consult a specialist in skincare for squamous cell carcinoma treatment options.


Melanoma is the most serious and aggressive form of skin cancer. When diagnosed and removed early (in-situ) while still thin and limited to the outermost skin layer, Melanoma is almost 100% curable. Once cancer advances and spreads deeper into the skin and then to other parts of the body, it is hard to treat and can be deadly.

Skin Condition & Melanoma Treatments

For treating any of the above skin conditions it is always best to consult a dermatologist. The Greater Miami Skin & Laser Center is home to specialists in treating many types of skin cancer. Dr. Martin Zaiac and Dr. Nardo Zaias have successfully treated thousands of patients for various types of skin cancer.


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