Serving Cordova, Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, TN, and Surrounding Areas.
Treatment of Dermatological Diseases Like Skin Cancer in Memphis, TN
Feel confident about the capability and training of our dermatologist, Dr. George R. Woodbury, Jr., M.D., at Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates, PC. With decades of experience, as well as advanced training in dermatology, he is more than qualified to diagnose and treat skin conditions and illnesses. This includes taking care of patients with skin cancer in Memphis.
Screening & Treating Skin Cancer in Memphis
The two most common types of skin cancer are melanoma and basal cell carcinoma. Melanoma typically begins as a mole, whereas basal cell appears as a small white or flesh-colored bump. To learn about each type and what signs to look out for, please continue reading.
The bad news about melanoma is its status as the most severe type of skin cancer. The good news is early detection has a high cure rate, nearly 100%. This is why it’s so important to check your body regularly for suspicious signs. And, you may want to enlist a full-length mirror or family member to see all areas of your skin. Both exposed and unexposed skin can get cancer.
On the other hand, basal cell carcinoma shows up as a malignant tumor. While it may look scary, it can be removed. This type of skin cancer usually is localized in one sport, rarely spreading, which makes it less severe than melanoma. Then, too, basal cell carcinoma is more apt to appear in areas that receive sun exposure.
If you typically like spending a lot of time in the sun, it’s important to keep an eye on any skin changes, such as a mole growing larger or a patch of skin not healing very well after a burn. Likewise, if you have a family history of skin cancer, then you should also pay attention to the size of moles or how your skin reacts to sunlight. To ensure your skin is happy and healthy, schedule a skin cancer screening with our dermatologist today.
We offer evaluation and treatment of
skin, hair, and nail diseases,
Cysts and Boils
Other services include:
Allergy patch testing
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Removal of growths and enlarging atypical moles
Sclerotherapy (leg vein injections)
Zyderm (collagen injections)
sold in our office:
Free and Clear Conditioner
Free and Clear Liquid Cleanser
Free and Clear Shampoo
Oilatum Ad Cleansing Lotion
Oilatum Soap Unscented
Zeasorb AF Powder