Mole Checks, Skin Checks and More in Omaha, NE

Also Serving Papillion, NE

Full Body examinations are performed to detect abnormal moles, suspicious lesions, spots, growths, and skin cancers including melanomas and basal cell carcinomas. The ABCDE method is utilized, looking for Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variability, Diameter (size), and Evolving or changing. Biopsies and excisions are performed when necessary and the tissue specimens are examined for histopathology. To schedule a full body examination call 402-398-9200.
Actinic Keratosis (AK) are the most common type of precancerous (pre-invasive) skin lesions. The more AKs left untreated the greater the chance one or more may develop into a skin cancer. AKs are commonly treated with cryosurgery (freezing), electrodessication (burning) and topical medications.
Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. Superficial tumors of the trunk and limbs are frequently removed by electrodessication and curettage. Well-defined deeper tumors are removed by excision. Facial, large or recurrent tumors are sometimes removed by Mohs surgery.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma, although less common than Basal Cell Carcinoma, is slightly more aggressive and is almost always removed by excision or Mohs surgery. In special circumstances, radiation treatments are also needed.
Malignant Melanoma is the most dangerous and serious form of skin cancer. It usually appears as an enlarging black and irregular mole. Early detection and removal is vital to ensure a cure and prevent it from spreading or metastasizing.

For an appointment, contact the Center of Dermatology, P.C., in the Omaha area at 402-398-9200.