Skin Cancer Screening & Treatment

Skin Cancer Screening & Treatment

At The Dermatology Clinic, our team of dermatologists have over six decades of experience in treating all types of skin cancer in Salem, Oregon and Wilsonville, Oregon. From melanoma to squamous cell carcinoma to basal cell carcinoma, our team of knowledgable doctors have the ability to provide the early diagnosis and critical treatment needed to ensure a healthy and safe recovery.

Skin Cancer Examinations: As easy as A-B-C-D

Over one million Americans receive a skin cancer diagnosis for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or malignant melanoma each year. In fact, there are more new cases of skin cancer each year in the U.S. than breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer combined. In over 90 percent of cases, these types of cancers will develop on areas of the skin that receive frequent exposure to the sun such as the face, neck, ears, forearms, and hands. Early detection through regular examinations and avoiding ultraviolet rays are your best defense against skin cancer.

What to Look For:

A: Asymmetrical Shape.
B: Irregular Border
C: Changes in Color
D: Diameter

The Most Effective Skin Cancer treatment

At the Dermatology Clinic, Dr. Michael E. Goodenberger, M.D. has been performing Mohs Micrographic Surgery – a specialized technique used in the removal of skin cancers from delicate areas of the body – in Salem dermatology clinics since 1992. Dr. Goodenberger is a certified Mohs Fellow with the American Society for Mohs Surgery.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a state-of-the-art treatment for skin cancer where the physician serves as both surgeon and pathologist. The Mohs technique removes skin cancer from the surface all the way down to its roots, while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.

Of all types of treatment for skin cancer, Mohs Micrographic Surgery offers the highest cure rate, even in cases where patients have already undergone cancer treatment. Mohs treatment also offers the lowest chance of regrowth, minimizes the potential for scarring and disfigurement, and is the most exact and precise means of skin cancer removal.

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