Skin Cancer: Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment with Dr. Ali Hendi
When your skin gets exposed to a lot of sunlight rays perpetually, it is likely to develop small bumps or moles on your skin, especially the face region or the nose. When you notice such suspicious occurrences on your skin, trust Dr. Ali Hendi, MD, a board-certified specialist in dermatology with Joy Green PA-C. They have profound knowledge and experience in identifying different skin cancers using their most advanced techniques to get you appropriate treatment. Chevy Chase basal cell carcinoma treatment is offered onsite at the certified facility.
Treatment services reach out to Rockville, Silver Spring, Bethesda, PG County, Arlington, Baltimore County, McLean, Vienna, Alexandria, Chantilly, Fairfax, and Potomac. Call the Chevy Chase office or book an appointment via the online tool today for a skin cancer assessment.
What is Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Basal cell carcinoma is cancer that develops on your skin area that receives a lot of sun rays. This kind of skin cancer should not worry you so much since it is curable if it gets the proper medical attention as early as possible. This type of cancer hardly spreads to other body parts; however, it can move closer to other skin tissues or the bones. A few treatments can alleviate cancer.
What Causes Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Basal cell carcinoma comes about due to your skin’s perpetual exposure to direct ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or when you are using a tanning bed that damages your skin cells. Continued exposure to the skin is likely to destroy the DNA in the skin. The DNA is accountable for how the skin cells grow and develop. The damage may be gradual but consistently occurring whenever there is exposure—consequently, changes in your DNA result in abnormal growth of the cells that describe cancer.
How Does Basal Cell Carcinoma Appear?
Usually, the basal skin cell is fragile, resulting in bleeding after shaving, and can take a range of forms such as:
- A reddish patch is raised
- Flat scary patch
- Crusty oozing sores
- Sores that do not heal
- Tiny clear or pearly bumps
- Pink growth with a depression at the center
These appearances are likely to locate themselves anywhere on the body, commonly on the face, head, or neck.
What is The Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Your physician at Dr. Ali’s office will assess the growth for size, color, texture, and shape at the area of suspicion. He will also note its state if it’s crusty, oozing, or bleeding and check the entire body for any basal cell carcinoma condition.
There will be a recommendation for a skin biopsy if any cancerous growths will be suspected. A microscope will further examine tissues from the point of suspicion. There are various types of biopsy to be administered depending on the size, suspected type of carcinoma, and location. The type of biopsy includes shave biopsy, or punch biopsy that uses a slim tool like a cookie-cutter for taking samples.
What Is Optimal Treatment For Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Your doctor might recommend Mohs surgery, which is highly effective in treating and subsiding scarring effects. The procedure is done on the onset; then, the area is checked to see if all the cancerous cells are eliminated using a microscope.
To learn more about your basal cell carcinoma condition, call Ali Hendi’s office or request an appointment today.