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Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Charlotte, NC

Darst Dermatology offers personalized squamous cell carcinoma treatment in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities.

What Is Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer. In its early stages, the disease can be mistaken for another type of skin disorder, so it’s important to have regular exams at Dr. Darst’s office. Since ultraviolet light causes skin cancer, you should be especially vigilant if you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun. This type of skin cancer spreads rather slowly, but if left untreated, it can impact other areas of your body.

Squamous cell carcinoma frequently occurs on the face, neck, and hands, but it can develop anywhere on your body. It can vary in appearance. Some lesions look flat while others appear as crusty bumps or while ulcers. Regardless of their appearance, squamous cell carcinoma lesions can bleed and act like sores that don’t heal. Dr. Darst will biopsy suspect growths to confirm a diagnosis.

How Is Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treated?

Dr. Darst will recommend a treatment plan based on your unique circumstances. Some growths may be removed surgically while others may be excised or frozen with liquid nitrogen. Photodynamic light therapy can also be used to remove some forms of squamous cell carcinoma from your skin. Squamous cell carcinoma may reappear after removal, so it’s vital to get annual skin exams.

Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers expert squamous cell carcinoma treatment to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.