Treating Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, but it usually doesn’t cause any pain or itching. It usually starts as a pink or white shiny, smooth bump that enlarges over time. Sometimes these spots will bleed, heal, and bleed again. Tru-Skin Dermatology offers optimal basal cell carcinoma diagnosis and treatment. We’re proud to call ourselves the first dermatology network in central Texas to offer the highest cure rates for both surgical and non-surgical options for basal cell carcinoma. We offer Mohs surgery, known for the highest surgical cure rate. Our unique, high-quality SRT-100 Vision™ treatment provides advanced ultrasound imaging tools for precise radiation dosages. Contact us to learn more.
Signs and Symptoms of Basal Cell Carcinoma
Though basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common forms of cancer, it’s important to get in front of it before it becomes an issue. Always contact us if you notice a suspicious spot. Check your body regularly for:
- Open sores that continue to bleed
- Patches of red and irritated skin that may crust over or itch
- Raised pink areas with rough borders
- Shiny bumps that resemble moles
Many early warning signs of cancer are easy to mistake for a mole or wound. It can save your life to get annual skin exams. Our doctors at Tru-Skin Dermatology are trained to notice and identify abnormal skin features, even if you visit us for a routine, unrelated cosmetic treatment.
Diagnosing Basal Cell Skin Cancer at Tru-Skin Dermatology
When we find a suspicious spot using epiluminescant microscopy, our dermatologists will perform a routine biopsy. This will help determine the type of skin cancer. Once accurately diagnosed, Tru-Skin Dermatology will be your supportive partner in understanding the condition, severity, and treatment options. In many cases, basal cell carcinoma can be treated non-surgically with the cutting-edge equipment in our office. Our medical team is proud to be one of the first offices in the country to offer SRT-100 Vision™, an advanced ultrasound imaging tool for extremely precise radiation dosages. Superficial Radiation Therapy is an FDA-approved process that boasts a 95% cure rate with minimal invasiveness and no pain or recovery time. Mohs surgery involves removing the area of the cancer one piece at a time and testing it under a microscope until no more cancer cells appear in the tissue. Some types of cancer need deeper removal with traditional excisions.
Importance of Regular Skin Screenings
We want the best for your health and wellness. Our medical professionals are dedicated to finding skin cancer as quickly as possible and determining the proper treatment. Our team is trained to treat skin cancers with the highest level of technology. It’s important to get regular skin screenings and contact us if you have any suspicious spots. We’ll work with you to determine the best possible plan of action to fight basal cell skin carcinoma or other skin issues.
Contact Tru-Skin Dermatology Today
You deserve to be healthy and happy. We provide various skin treatments to ensure your skin is healthy and youthful. We’re here for all your skin needs. The medical team at Tru-Skin Dermatology helps to diagnose and treat basal cell carcinoma at each of our locations throughout Central Texas. Contact us in Austin, Bastrop, Bee Cave, Bulverde/Spring Branch, Cedar Park, Hallettsville, and La Grange, Texas to schedule an appointment.
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