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Learn about treatment for skin cancer with advanced Mohs micrographic surgery in Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. M. Christine Lee recommends that patients visit the practice for an initial diagnosis and evaluation, and then discuss their options.

Receiving a diagnosis of skin cancer can be a scary moment for anyone. Patients in the Walnut Creek, CA area who have been told that they require treatment may be worried about picking the right option for their specific needs. When patients have been diagnosed with skin cancer, they may have the option of considering a special treatment known as Mohs micrographic surgery. What is Mohs micrographic surgery? Areas of skin cancer are not always just on the surface of the skin. Sometimes, these cancerous cells can be seen deep within the area. Because of this, some types of excision … Continue reading

Specialists resolve concerning skin cancer symptoms in Walnut Creek

Specialists resolve concerning skin cancer symptoms

Melanoma is widely-known as the deadliest type of skin cancer. But even melanoma has a 5-year survival rate of more than 98 percent when detected early. By the time cancer spreads to lymph nodes and other parts of the body, this rate drops to 62 percent and 18 percent respectively. Detecting cancers on your own can be tricky. You’ve come to the right place for professional diagnostics and tailored treatment. Dr. Christine Lee and her team determine the true nature of your skin cancer symptoms in Walnut Creek CA. Examinations at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute are a cornerstone … Continue reading

Walnut Creek, CA specialist discusses how symptoms vary by skin cancer type

How symptoms vary by skin cancer type

All effective skin cancer treatments start with an accurate diagnosis. If you’re worried about a spot, schedule an appointment with Dr. Christine Lee. Dr. Lee will be monitoring for changes during annual skin checks. These exams allow an early diagnosis so critical to successful treatment. If it’s worrisome to you, it’s worrisome to Dr. Lee. Skin cancer symptoms identified and treated in Walnut Creek CA at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute vary by the type of cancer. Some symptoms: Actinic Keratoses— These precancerousgrowths resemble scaly, dry pink or red patches. They’re likely to form on the head, neck, hands, and … Continue reading

Patients in Walnut Creek ask about treatment options after they present with skin cancer symptoms

Treatment options after they present with skin cancer symptoms

Your skin is one of the most common places for cancer to occur. When patients come into office with symptoms of skin cancer, we begin the process by taking a complete medical history including your level of sun exposure and whether you have a family history of skin conditions. We will want to know when the spot developed and if it has changed in size or color. We will perform a thorough skin exam and check the surrounding lymph nodes. A biopsy can be done to confirm if the spot is cancerous. This involves surgically removing a portion of the … Continue reading

Walnut Creek dermatologist explains Mohs surgery as a treatment for skin cancer

Dermatologist explains Mohs surgery as a treatment for skin cancer

Skin cancer affects more than 3.3 million Americans each year. With such a high incidence rate, Dr. Christine Lee offers screenings, diagnosis, and a range of treatment options for skin cancer. Located in Walnut Creek, The Skin and Laser Treatment Center offers Mohs micrographic surgery as a treatment for skin cancer. What is Mohs surgery? Mohs surgery was developed in 1938 by Frederic E. Mohs, a general surgeon. It is a microscopically controlled procedure to treat skin cancer. Layers of tissue are removed and examined separately to search for cancer cells. If found, the next layer of skin tissue is … Continue reading

Walnut Creek area professional offers skin cancer screenings, diagnosis, and treatment

Skin cancer screenings, diagnosis, and treatment

Dr. Christine Lee is a dermatologist who can assist patients in a variety of situations, including those who are worried about the development or treatment of skin cancer. Walnut Creek area patients are welcome to call her practice for screenings, diagnosis, and treatment of several different types of skin cancer. Screenings We encourage patients to be proactive about their skin care. This includes visiting a dermatologist once a year for a head-to-toe evaluation to check for areas of concern that may indicate the development of skin cancer. Screenings in our office and allow our team to evaluate the skin and … Continue reading

Patients in Walnut Creek learn how to identify symptoms of skin cancer

Learn how to identify symptoms of skin cancer

Over 5.4 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. As a visible disease, we can easily spot the symptoms of skin cancer. Dr. Christine Lee and her team at The East Bay Laser & Skin Care Center in Walnut Creek, CA, educate and treat patients with skin cancer. Types of skin cancer There are three common forms of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinomas are irregular lesions on the epidermis. Often caused by regular exposure to the sun, these lesions appear as open sores, red patches, growths, shiny bumps, or scars.Squamous cell carcinomas may appear as open sores, scaly … Continue reading

Exploring skin cancer treatment with your Walnut Creek dermatologist

Exploring skin cancer treatment with Dr. Lee

Individuals who suspect they may have skin cancer expect to be handled with gentleness and thoroughness. At The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, this is what you get. Dr. Lee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a trained Mohs surgeon, and a physician who takes a personal interest in helping each patient. To discover your options in skin cancer treatment, schedule a visit to our Walnut Creek practice for an in-depth examination of your skin. Options for skin cancer treatment Excision Standard excision is a method that has been used for many years. It is appropriate for … Continue reading

East Bay dermatologist offers may proven, precise ways to treat skin cancer

Precise ways to treat skin cancer

Dr. Christine Lee spends most of her time on surgical procedures, treating patients who travel from all over the world for her specialized expertise. Skin cancer One of every 3 cancers diagnosed is either a melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancer. One in every 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in his or her lifetime. Closer to home, 2 Californians will die from melanoma each day. Skin cancer is highly preventable and highly curable if caught early. Dr. Lee offers many different surgical procedures, which have a reputation for being precise ways to treat even recurrent or complex cancers. … Continue reading

Finding a Mohs surgery specialist near me in the East Bay community

Finding a Mohs surgery specialist

Skin cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. Luckily, it is also one of the easiest to diagnose and treat. Dr. Christine Lee of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute can help with diagnosis, treatment, and even prevention of skin cancer for patients who visit her practice. She encourages patients to take good care of their skin and avoid tanning beds while also using sunscreen to protect their skin every day from harmful UV rays. She provides annual skin cancer screenings, checking patients from head to toe for any unusual skin tags, moles, or … Continue reading


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