About Our Treatments
Knowing that it is highly likely that you could develop skin cancer at one time in your life, wouldn't it make sense to have any questionable mole, non-healing wound, or dramatic change in your skin examined? We think so. Healthy skin is essential to living well. Our providers can diagnose and treat skin cancer in all stages at SkinMD in Hurst and Weatherford, TX.
Our team can provide you with compassionate, quality care while increasing your chances of beating cancer with early detection (when possible) and state-of-the-art technologies and instruments. If you need a practice that can give you excellent care, a comforting atmosphere, and the world-class skin cancer treatments you need — we invite you to learn more. Our skin cancer treatments may include excision, cryotherapy, Mohs surgery, electrodesiccation, and curettage. You are encouraged to schedule an examination for skin cancer and/or biopsy of an abnormal skin growth at your earliest convenience at either office in Hurst or Weatherford, TX. Our providers accept referral patients and recurrent skin cancer patients.
Skin Cancer Treatments Reviews
"First time at SkinMD after being refereed by my Physician and I have to say that it was a great experience. the staff and Attending were warm and inviting and it was an enjoyable visit indeed. I found that all my questions and concerns were answered and I did not feel wanting for anything once I left. Will make sure that I will be back with and if any other issues arise. Great Staff and Great Visit."- R.R. / Office Visit / Feb 09, 2021
"Dr. Ace and his nurse were very on time. No waiting which I appreciate very much. They were very sweet and nice. Professional I will recommend them to any of my family and friends. Thank you all Skin MD!"- T.W. / Office Visit / Apr 06, 2021
"If you have any concerns about your skin this is the place to go. The people here are kind and treat you with respect. They don't make you feel rushed, they listen to your concerns and don't make you feel like you're an inconvenience. I would recommend SkinMD to anyone."- T.W. / Office Visit / Jan 18, 2022
"I feel very nervous when I come to my appointments as I have developed all forms of skin cancer in my life time. But when I talk to the staff and doctors I feel very safe and know I am in good hands. I realize I must be diligent in keeping my appointments and in checking myself between doctor visits. I refer Skin MD whenever anyone wants to know who my dermatologist is. Thank you for all of your care and concern for me through the years."- P.K. / Office Visit / Jan 18, 2022
"I have been going to Skin MD for over 10 years and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my skin or my families skin. I refer all my friends and family to Dr. Swayden for dermatology and Kim for aesthetics."- A.T. / Office Visit / Jan 18, 2022
Types of Skin Cancer
There are several types of pre-skin cancer and skin cancers that are identifiable for treatment:
- Actinic keratoses (AK)
When you have exposed your skin to many years of sunlight, you risk the development of actinic keratoses (AK) later in life on the head, throat, hands, and arms. Many medical practitioners deem AK as precancerous because it is likely to morph into a squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer). You can identify AK by the scaly, dry spots with lesions on the skin that will not go away without medical intervention.
- Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
Known as the most prevalent skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), can show up anywhere you have skin and look like flesh-colored bulge under the skin, a pink spot, a mole — it is best to have a trained medical provider take a look at your skin. A BCC traditionally is diagnosed with a shave biopsy.
- Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common kind of skin cancer. Developing on skin that gets the most sun and UV exposure, SCC looks like prominent red bumps, discolored lumps, scaly patches, or sores that frequently bleed but do not heal. It can look like an advanced actinic keratoses condition. Treating SCC quickly can save you from cancer that spreads throughout your body.
Melanoma can be recognized by the ABCDE (asymmetry, border, color, diameter, and evolution) markers used to identify melanoma. It is a rare form of skin cancer that does not have a great prognosis. If left undiagnosed and untreated, melanoma can cause death.
Prepare yourself for the chance that you will need to have a biopsy of any unusual skin cells to validate the diagnosis before an invasive procedure takes place. In many cases, a biopsy is performed in the same appointment by numbing the area before a sample of the tissue is shaved off or excised (in part or whole) to test for cancer or precancer cells. If our providers cannot determine if your cells are cancer in our office, the sample will be sent out to a laboratory for testing. After we receive the pathology report, you'll be contacted to hear the results. We will meet in person to discuss the next steps in your treatment.
If you have skin cancer, you may be a candidate for:
- Cryotherapy (freezing)
- Mohs surgery
- Electrodesiccation and curettage
If you are a patient with an advanced type of skin cancer, you may require:
- Retinoid therapy
- Biologic therapy with Interferon
You Have Options at SkinMD
If you are due for an annual skin exam, are already visiting SkinMD for other dermatological treatments, or have a suspicious lesion you would like to have screened, then contact either of our offices in Hurst or Weatherford, TX. If you already have a diagnosis and would like to explore your treatment options, our doors are open to you as well. Call and schedule a skin cancer evaluation for diagnosis and treatment today because identifying the risk factors and detecting cancer or pre-cancer in the early stages is always better for your prognosis. Call today.