Clinical Dermatology

Skin Cancer Detection and Treatment

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and also the easiest to detect. At Medford Derm, we conduct skin checks to diagnose and treat all skin cancers.

Skin Cancer Detection and Treatment

The word “cancer” is scary. Luckily, diagnosis and treatment of skin care can remove the scary part and return you to skin health. At Medford Derm, we have the expertise to diagnose and treat your skin cancer right in our office.

All biopsies are carefully examined to allow for more careful and informed treatment suggestions. If skin cancer is detected, Medford Derm offers the latest techniques for its management. Our sister office in Redding, California has helped pioneer breakthrough approaches for skin cancer management that are emulated elsewhere. In our office, our focus is always on curing skin cancer with as little cosmetic impact as possible.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer.

We conduct a skin exam to check for skin cancer using both our surgical and medical dermatology skills to maximize the likelihood of a cure while minimizing the risk of adverse effects from treatment. Because every patient is different as is every cancer, we work to customize your treatment based on you.

Medford Derm offers skin cancer treatments ranging from simple destruction to topical chemotherapy to excisional surgery. We are well equipped to help patients sort through their options, make a well-considered choice, and then deliver the selected treatment in an efficient fashion.

Sun Damage Protection

Fact: Sun exposure damages skin. This damage eventually leads to premature sagging, wrinkling, dulling, freckling, and increased roughness. It can also lead to skin cancer. Sun exposure also slowly thins both epidermis and dermis. Skin thinning causes more frequent visible bruising as well as increased susceptibility to lacerations, and cuts and tears from minor trauma. Fair-skinned individuals are particularly prone to decreased skin appearance and functional integrity with sun exposure. Skin tags, pre-cancers, and even skin cancer are all directly and proportionally tied to cumulative sun exposure over the course of one’s life.