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The Dangers of Precancerous Skin Lesions

Skin cancer can be devastating. News of tumorous skin cells growing amd multiplying at accelerated rates can be frightening. This is why prevention and early detection of skin cancer is key. Prior to the development of skin cancer cells and tumors, lesions may be seen on the surface of the skin.

Several types of precancerous lesions can exist on the outermost layer of the skin, a precursor to skin cancer if left untreated. Melanoma in situ, acitinic keratosis, atypical moles and atypical fibroxanthoma are examples of precancerous skin lesions.

We recommend prompt diagnosis and treatment by a skin cancer surgeon. Any dangerous lesions should be immediately surgically removed and excised.

Many removal methods exist depending on the size, type and location of the pre-cancerous lesion. A dangerous lesion, can evolve into various types of tumors- each with its own risks of rapidly spreading throughout the skin.

We recommend sun protection and limited sun exposure to all our patients to prevent precancerous lesions and growths like harmful moles from developing.

If you suspect you have a dangerous growth or lesion on your skin, do not wait. Schedule your examination today with Dr. Robert Schwarcz, a cosmetic, reconstructive and skin cancer surgeon.