Types of Skin Cancers

Types-of-Skin-Cancers Types of Skin Cancers Houston DermatologistAdvanced surgical or non-surgical dermatology treatments are now available to treat different types of skin cancers. The surgeon will recommend the appropriate treatment according to the patient’s skin cancer type and condition.

Standout, focused, and board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George Hughes III provide skin cancer treatments to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations in the economic powerhouse of Texas.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

It is the most common type of skin cancer in humans. The tumors of this cancer typically appear on sun exposed skin, are slow in growth, and rarely metastasize. The size of the tumor may vary from a few millimeters to several centimeters in diameter.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

SCC is the second most common non-melanoma skin cancer. It is responsible for 20 percent of all cutaneous malignancies and 90 percent of head and neck cancers. The risk of metastasis is present in this type of cancer. Middle-aged and elderly are more at risk of this cancer.

Atypical Fibroxanthoma 

Older people are primarily affected by this tumor, if the skin of the head and neck has suffered sun damage. Lesions in this case are often suggestive of malignancy because they arise quickly in the skin where other skin cancers have previously been treated.

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

This is a relatively rare soft tissue neoplasm with intermediate- to low-grade malignancy. It is a locally aggressive tumor with a high rate of recurrence, but metastasis is rare.

Lentiginous Melanoma

This is a melanoma occurring on sun damaged skin. It comprises malignant cells, but does not show invasive growth. The progression of this cancer is typically very slow, and it can remain in non-invasive form for years. It is often found in older people in skin sites that are more exposed to the sun, such as the face and forearms.

Lentigo Maligna

This is a subtype of melanoma in situ, and it has some female preponderance. Lentigo maligna melanoma is one of the main subtypes of invasive melanoma and represents about five to 15 percent of all cases. Superficial spreading occurs in about 70 percent of the cases.

Malignant Melanoma

It is a neoplasm of melanocytes or of the cells that develop from melanocytes. Malignant melanoma was once considered a rare occurrence, but its annual incidence has rapidly increased over the last few decades. The rate of mortality in this disease has also gone up.

Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma

This is a rare, malignant appendage tumor considered as a low-grade sweat gland carcinoma that normally occurs on the head and neck, mostly on the central face. Microcystic adnexal carcinoma shows aggressive local invasion but has little metastatic potential.

Accurate diagnosis by a dermatology expert is the first most important step in treating skin cancers. The correct type of skin cancer must be identified in order to prepare a targeted treatment plan.

Mohs surgery is considered to be a safe, proven, and a salient procedure in eliminating skin cancer in many cases. Profound, dependable, and board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other communities and neighborhoods in this region of the country for skin cancer treatments.

For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

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