Did you know your skin is your body’s largest organ? It is extremely important to be mindful of protecting your skin from harsh environmental factors or other damaging agents. When skin is unprotected, it is susceptible to damage or disease. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, but there are treatment options available. Explore skin cancer surgery options during a consultation with Dustin C. Derrick, MD, at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Derrick is able to diagnose and treat concerns all under one roof!
What Is Skin Cancer Surgery?
Skin cancer surgery refers to surgical procedures to remove skin cancer. There are different forms, such as an excision or Mohs surgery, but they all generally aim to completely remove the cancerous growth in full.
Choosing the careful hand of a plastic surgeon like Dr. Derrick offers unique benefits. Plastic surgeons have extensive experience with tissue manipulation and reconstruction. This allows for a clean closure following surgery.
What Could I Expect from the Process?
Before any skin cancer surgery recommendations may be made, it is important to reach an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Derrick utilizes Castle Bioscience DecisionDX for genetic testing when making a melanoma diagnosis. This unique test can provide important insight regarding the risks associated with a person’s specific health experiences.
If the melanoma poses a risk, Dr. Derrick may perform skin cancer surgery. While the specifics of surgery will vary based on the unique melanoma, surgical removal involves the complete removal of the cancerous growth.
Results will vary for each skin cancer surgery procedure. It is important to give yourself adequate time to heal following the procedure. It is also essential to take particular care of your skin, especially the treatment area and when you are in direct sunlight. Dr. Derrick can provide you with all of the specific instructions you need to heal.
Should I Be Concerned About Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, and melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. However, skin cancer can be considered treatable if you take a proactive approach. It is important to consistently perform self-examinations to monitor your skin for any noticeable changes.
If you have noticed changes or abnormalities on your skin, it is important to seek a consultation with Dr. Derrick. Not only can he help diagnose your concerns, but he can also help you understand your skin cancer surgery options.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Concerned about the health of your skin? Contact us today at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW and schedule your consultation to learn more about skin cancer surgery. Dustin C. Derrick, MD, proudly serves Fort Worth, Texas, and the surrounding areas. Learn more about the benefits of choosing our convenient and effective treatment options today.