Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and numbers are rising, especially among seniors. At Lawrence Otolaryngology Associates, we have treated thousands of patients for skin cancers in the head and neck area. If you have noticed a new or changing skin discoloration, and you’re near one of our locations in Lawrence and Ottawa, we invite you to call and request an appointment.
Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of skin cells on your outer layer of skin. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light is often the cause.
At Lawrence Otolaryngology Associates, our physicians understand what you’re going through and can expertly treat the three kinds of skin cancer:
Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to beating skin cancer. If you notice a new or developing lesion anywhere on your skin, call us right away so we can help.
Our physicians look for tell-tale signs of skin cancer:
If our physicians see any of these, we’ll discuss the steps we need to take. We may also recommend a biopsy to determine the best course of action for you.
The best treatment for skin cancer is to remove it.
Often the diagnosis of skin cancer can easily be made just by looking at it. We will remove the cancer while minimizing the scar. The removed cancer is then sent for biopsy to be sure it’s all gone.
You can save thousands of dollars and multiple trips to various offices with this one-step treatment.
After a successful surgery, our physicians teach you how to take care of the incision site at home, give you tips on how to protect against UV damage in the future, and answer any questions or concerns you have. But just because the surgery is over, that doesn’t mean our job is over. We follow your healing progress and will be available for any questions that come up.
Our communities and your health are our priorities. If you’re in the Lawrence or Ottawa areas and are concerned about your skin, visit Lawrence Otolaryngology Associates as soon as possible.