Skin Cancer

The American Academy of Dermatology Association estimates that there are 9,500 people diagnosed with skin cancer every day. 

Ranging from mild to serious, skin cancers can impact your life drastically, so getting immediate help is crucial. At MOD Dermatology, we offer the treatments you can trust. 

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common skin cancer. It is an umbrella term under which you can find basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. 

Basal cell carcinoma tends to appear in the areas of the body that have the most exposure to the sun. It is a type of cancer that starts in the cells in your skin which produce new cells once the old ones die off. Basal cell carcinoma can look like a somewhat transparent lump on your skin. Exposure to UV radiation is its main cause. 

Squamous cell carcinoma forms in the middle and outer layers of your skin, and although it is usually not life-threatening, it can be aggressive. Prolonged exposure to UV radiation also causes this type of cancer, and it can appear in various places in your body. 

Melanoma

Melanoma is a cancer that affects the cells that produce your skin’s pigment, called melanin. The main risk factor for developing melanoma is sun exposure, but there are others, including:

  • Fair skin
  • Red hair
  • Family history of melanoma
  • Multiple moles
  • Atypical moles

It can appear anywhere, though men are more prone to getting melanomas on their backs, while women tend to get them on their legs. Melanomas are irregular in shape and have more than one color. 

Melanoma is a kind of cancer that can spread to other organs, making quick action vital. 

Get Treatments for Skin Cancer in Gretna, NE

At MOD Dermatology, we offer some of the best skin cancer treatment options in Gretna, including Mohs surgery. Call us today to make an appointment!