Skin Cancers Treatments in Salt Lake City and South Jordan
There are three major types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. One in three to five people are expected to develop at least one basal cell carcinoma during their lifetime. Basal cell carcinomas are characterized by translucent, pearly growths that may crust, ulcerate, or bleed. This type of skin cancer is usually not life-threatening, but it is destructive to the affected tissue and can therefore become disfiguring. Treatment can include topical chemical therapy, cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen, and excision.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinomas are similar in appearance to basal cell carcinomas, but they are more aggressive. On rare occasions, this type of skin cancer can go internally, so people who have had squamous cell carcinomas are usually followed closely after treatment to insure that there is no evidence of persistence or recurrence. This type of skin cancer is usually treated with excision.
Malignant melanoma is a potentially life-threatening form of skin cancer that can arise from an existing mole or, more often, from normal skin. Warning signs for this particular type of skin cancer are pigmented lesions that are asymmetrical in shape; have irregular, scalloped, or jagged edges; are more than one color such as black, blue or brown; show unusual thickening; and dramatic growth (doubling or tripling in size in only a few months. Melanoma is almost 100% curable if it is diagnosed early.
Our providers recommend that the following types of lesions should be checked:
- Lesions that change from their original appearance
- Lesions that appear differently from your other moles
- Sores that have not healed within one or two months
- Any lesion that is worrisome to you in any way
I have a fair complexion and susceptible to skin issues. Enjoy going to their office the doctors and assistants have been very kind. Would recommend this office.
I had a great experience removing my skin cancer on the front of my shoulder a week ago. They were kind, detailed, and took the time to explain the whole process. I am glad I have chosen them to assist with my dermatology needs.
Very professional and skilled! Finally able to resolve some issues I’ve had in the past that other dermatologists ignored.
Dr. Woseth has long played a critical role in my health, for which I will be forever in his debt. He is one of the nicest and most competent doctors I have ever met.
Very professional. They examined me and explained everything. I will go there for years.
I love this clinic. Every time I go I have a wonderful experience!
Service has always been prompt and professional. The level of care and followup is exceptional.
It was very professional and safe. All the protocols were followed and as usual, the care is exceptional.
Dr. Woseth is thorough, compassionate & patient! Every question answered & great follow up!
My recent appointment went great. All the staff are welcoming. I did not have to wait long. Alisa is always kind and gentle, makes me feel comfortable. I refer all my friends.
Everyone at the office is very caring. I've been a patient here for about 3-4 years and they've taken care of me so well. The treatment they provide has been life changing!
First time doing a skin check and having something removed. They were very nice and fast. It was completely painless and relaxing. Pretty sure I found my new dermatologist.