Experienced Skin Cancer Treatment Services in Loveland, OH
People young and old are liable to get skin cancer, and if you’re in need of skin cancer treatment, our friendly staff at Clermont County Cancer Center can help. Our skin cancer services are available for patients in the Loveland, OH, area, as well as the surrounding areas.
What Types of Skin Cancer Exist?
Skin cancer can be broken down into two main groups.
Melanoma generally appears as a large brown spot or lesion, but it can also develop in existing moles. This type of skin cancer can occur on many areas of the body, including the face, chest, legs, palms, and even under fingernails.
Melanoma is usually considered the more dangerous type of skin cancer because it can spread to other areas of the body — even places that don’t get a lot of sun exposure. Luckily, melanoma is less common than nonmelanoma skin cancer.
This category is a bit of a catchall group for the various types of skin cancer that are not considered melanoma. Some of the nonmelanoma types of skin cancer include:
- Basal cell carcinoma: This type of skin cancer may look like a bump, scar, or a sore that heals but keeps returning. Basal cell carcinoma is generally found on skin that is exposed to the sun.
- Squamous cell carcinoma: This type of cancer may appear as a sore, scaly or raised patch, or a nodule. It is most likely to appear on sun-exposed skin.
Nonmelanoma skin cancer is much more common than melanoma cancer, but it is also often easier to treat.
What Are the Skin Cancer Treatment Options?
Your treatment options will vary depending on what type of skin cancer you have — particularly if it is melanoma or nonmelanoma — as well as the size, location, and depth of the cancer. But some common treatments include:
- Excisional and incisional biopsies
- Mohs surgery
- Radiation therapy