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Would you know you had skin cancer after more than 4 years between derm exams? Tired of paying high fees.
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pay to detect early
Skin cancers can take on many forms depending on the type of cancer..
..Pigmented vs. Skin colored, ulcerating vs smooth, pearly vs scaling, w/ or w/o prominent blood vessels. Your dermatologist's job is to catch a skin cancer early. For melanoma, early treatment=chance of cure. Once melanoma spreads, survival drops way off. Mention your financial concerns to your md, but keep the appts.

In brief: Pay to detect early
Skin cancers can take on many forms depending on the type of cancer..
..Pigmented vs. Skin colored, ulcerating vs smooth, pearly vs scaling, w/ or w/o prominent blood vessels. Your dermatologist's job is to catch a skin cancer early. For melanoma, early treatment=chance of cure. Once melanoma spreads, survival drops way off. Mention your financial concerns to your md, but keep the appts.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
In brief: Start here....
Visit the skin cancer foundation website to learn about the signs and symptoms of skin cancers.
The website is www.Skincancer.Org. If you suspect that you may have a worrisome lesion see a board certified dermatologist. Patients often come to see me for a lesion that they are worried about which turns out to be benign but a cancer is detected elsewhere. An annual skin check can be life-saving.

In brief: Start here....
Visit the skin cancer foundation website to learn about the signs and symptoms of skin cancers.
The website is www.Skincancer.Org. If you suspect that you may have a worrisome lesion see a board certified dermatologist. Patients often come to see me for a lesion that they are worried about which turns out to be benign but a cancer is detected elsewhere. An annual skin check can be life-saving.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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In brief: See your family MD
Skin ca is easy to detect, your family doctor can and refer to specialist , less spending 1) basal cell ca painless gelatinous blister then ulcerates, slowly erodes easy to treat 2) squamous cell lethal , non healing hard ulcer with cenrtal crater rapidly spread to lymph node 3) very lethal : melanoma watch your moles old or new changes color, borders, size, depth need urgent specialist care.

In brief: See your family MD
Skin ca is easy to detect, your family doctor can and refer to specialist , less spending 1) basal cell ca painless gelatinous blister then ulcerates, slowly erodes easy to treat 2) squamous cell lethal , non healing hard ulcer with cenrtal crater rapidly spread to lymph node 3) very lethal : melanoma watch your moles old or new changes color, borders, size, depth need urgent specialist care.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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