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Huntington, NY area dermatologist discusses the types of skin cancer

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The idea of skin cancer alone is a life-changing concept for patients of all ages. However, skin cancer is one of the easiest types of cancer to diagnose, allowing many patients to catch it early enough for successful intervention. There are several types of skin cancer, and each has its own characteristics and treatment solutions. Huntington, NY area dermatologist, Dr. Roger Koreen, at Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center, encourages patients to learn about the different types of skin cancer:
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of these types of cancer is done right here in our practice. Patients are encouraged to book annual skin cancer screenings, during which our dermatologist will evaluate the patient from head to toe to look for unusual skin growths, skin masses, or even changing moles on the body. These are areas where skin cancer may be present and do require additional services. In most cases, a sample of the skin mass is taken and used for a biopsy. This means the sample is sent to a lab for testing to look for cancerous cells. Once the diagnosis has been made, the dermatologist can then report the type of skin cancer and provide treatment options for patients to consider.

Schedule a skin cancer screening today

The team of Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center understands how scary the idea of skin cancer can be. It is important to be in caring, experienced hands for the diagnosis, treatment, and even prevention of the most common types of skin cancer. If you are interested in scheduling a cancer screening with Dr. Roger Koreen and his team, contact us today at (631) 417-3300. Our practice is conveniently located at 28 Elm Street. Visit the team that cares, contact Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center of Huntington, New York.


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