Skin Cancer (Melanoma, Basal Cell, Squamous Cell) New Jersey

It is important for any suspicious moles or bleeding lesions to be evaluated by Dr. Rothfleisch. Biopsy is needed to specify the subtype of skin cancer. Dr. Rothfleisch is trained in dermatologic surgery and has performed over 8000 excisions during his career thus far. While every surgery is different, Dr. Rothfleisch will carefully explain the risks of each procedure in a way that the patient can understand. This will include what the scarring may look like as well as other considerations such as bleeding and infection.

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Anyone can get melanoma. When found early and treated, the cure rate is nearly 100%. However, when not found early, it can be a deadly form of cancer. Melanoma may or may not appear in sun-exposed locations

Squamous Cell Carcinoma: It is most frequently seen on sun-exposed areas, such as the head, neck, and back of the hands. Women frequently get SCC on their lower legs.It is possible to get SCC on any part of the body, including the inside of the mouth, lips, and genitals. SCC can spread to other parts of the body if not treated early.

Basal Cell Carcinoma: This is the most common type of skin cancer. It usually develops on skin that gets sun exposure, such as on the head, neck, and back of the hands. BCC is especially common on the face, often forming on the nose. It is possible to get BCC on any part of the body, including the trunk, legs, and arms. This type of skin cancer grows slowly. It rarely spreads to other parts of the body. Treatment is important because BCC can grow wide and deep, destroying skin tissue and bone.