Skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma) is the most common type of human cancer. Skin cancer is usually a consequence of genetics and ultraviolet light exposure. It is frequently found on sun exposed surfaces such as the face, arms, legs, upper back, upper chest and the thinner areas of the scalp. The signs of skin cancer include a persistent spot that scabs, bleeds or will not heal. Sometimes it will simply appear to be a persistent, slowly growing pink spot. Additionally, one should be concerned about any persistent growing, thickened, denser, deeper or tender bump. Finally, changing moles or moles with variation in color, shape or thickness should be checked.
Dr. Cohen is highly trained and experienced in the art and science of detecting skin cancer in its earliest stages, which simplifies treatment and improves outcomes. During a skin cancer examination by Dr. Cohen, you will be checked from head to toe with a large handheld, lighted magnifier. Dr. Cohen is also experienced in the treatment of skin cancer, whether it be topical chemotherapy for the simplest of lesions or a multidisciplinary approach with consultants from medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology and/or Mohs surgery for aggressive tumors.