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We welcome you to visit the Grossmont Skin Cancer Treatment Center within our practice for treatments designed around your needs.

Skin cancer is a frightening condition to face. We want you to know you are not alone. If you suspect that a mole or growth may be cancerous, schedule a consultation with one of our highly-trained physicians today. Grossmont Dermatology Medical Center uses modern diagnostic methods to identify potential skin cancers as early as possible. The prognosis for the various types of skin cancer, including melanoma, is good with early intervention. For this reason we encourage patients to schedule routine skin cancer screenings. We especially encourage consultations for any concerning new or changing growths on the skin.

Skin cancer: what you need to know

Current statistics demonstrate that skin cancer cases out number all other types of cancer. Everyone has some risk for skin cancer, not just those with lighter complexions. Especially in a sunny coastal location such as San Diego, the importance of UV protection cannot be overstated.

Exposure to UV radiation is the primary factor in the development of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma skin cancer. The effects of UV exposure, which we get every day in the beautiful Southern California sunshine, are cumulative. Over time, this exposure can damage skin cells and lead to the development of skin cancer. Regular exposure increases risk not only because the skin is more likely to become damaged, but also because exposure to UV causes a reduction in natural immunity in the skin.

What are the types of Skin Cancer? – Dr. Christopher V. Crosby

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What are the most common types of skin cancer?

Basal-Cell Carcinoma
Squamous-Cell Carcinoma
How serious is Basal cell cancer?

Basal-Cell Carcinoma is by far the most common and tends to be the least aggressive type of skin cancer. It grows relatively slowly they can however start to destroy tissue as they approach areas around it.

Is Squamous-Cell Carcinoma life threatening?

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type of skin cancer. It can be easily treated, though it can be aggressive in some cases. Early detection and treatment for squamous cell carcinoma can help ensure the best outcome.

Is Melanoma cancer very aggressive?

Melanoma is definitely more aggressive and can spread to leave the skin to other parts of the body like brain and lung. So, with melanoma cancer the most important thing is that its diagnosed and treated early.

How often should I do a self-check for skin cancer?

Examine every inch of your skin from head-to-toe once a month and if you notice any particular changes that are concerning, bring them to the attention of your physician or Dermatologist skin cancer immediately.

Skin cancer is concerning. The more you know about it the better. Get the information you need from a qualified La Mesa dermatologist. Call (855) 977-4949 today.

Our goals in addressing skin cancer

The Grossmont Skin Cancer Treatment Center at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Center believes in educating patients. The more informed you have about what causes skin cancer, the better you can protect yourself from this prevalent condition. Preventive care is taught during routine skin cancer screenings, and we are always happy to answer your questions about protecting your skin. Our Board certified dermatologists and staff have completed extensive training that has taught them how to diagnose and treat skin cancers based on the individual needs of each patient.

Skin cancer is treated based on numerous factors. Some of the potential treatment options include: Photodynamic therapy for actinic keratosis
  • Cryotherapy
  • Topical medication
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

We are proud to have Dr. Christopher Crosby as a member of our team. As a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, Dr. Crosby is one of the few Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeons in the area. He is able to provide the highest level of care in the removal of skin cancer as well as the most advanced techniques in reconstructive surgery.

Your skin health is important to us. Schedule your skin cancer screening at (855) 977-4949.

Skin cancer, including melanoma, is not something that always happens to someone else. Learn how to prevent and treat skin cancer. Call (855) 977-4949.

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" All of us have skin! Sadly, it is ignored too often until something goes wrong. I recommend GROSSMONT DERMATOLOGY MEDICAL CLINIC and SKIN CANCER TREATMENT CENTER. The entire staff works together to assure an efficient and professional experience. I have been a patient of Doctors Dean, Bushman and Li; and have friends who are patients of Dr. Goskowicz. (I feel sure Dr. Crosby is excellent, too.)

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