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AS AN OPTION FOR SELF PAY PATIENTS, TELEMEDICINE VIRTUAL VISITS NOW AVAILABLE As an alternative to in-office visits, Allied Dermatology is offering a TeleMedicine visit option. To request a TeleMedicine virtual visit, please register and complete information here. A physician will respond to your request as soon as possible.

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS (LANDERBROOK)

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5915 Landerbrook Dr #120, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

MENTOR

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9485 Mentor Ave #102, Mentor, OH 44060|

AKRON/FAIRLAWN

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3624 W Market St, Akron, OH 44333

AKRON/FAIRLAWN

1-866-337-6631

3624 W Market St, Akron, OH 44333

Medical

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS (LANDERBROOK)

1-866-337-6631

5915 Landerbrook Dr #120, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Surgical

MENTOR

1-866-337-6631

9485 Mentor Ave #102, Mentor, OH 44060

Cosmetic

SKIN CANCER SURGEON AVAILABLE FOR PATIENTS IN AKRON, MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, MENTOR

Most skin cancers can be cured with early detection and treatment. The team of experienced dermatologists at Allied Dermatology and Skin Surgery urge residents of the Akron and Cleveland area to learn more about this disease to minimize risk.

Types of skin cancers

Most skin cancers fall into three categories.

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common, caused by UV exposure from sun or tanning. These tumors grow slowly and rarely spread. Most occur on the face or neck in people over 50 years old with fair skin. Characteristics include:

  • Pearly white or pink bump with visible blood vessels.
  • What appears to be a raised mole with a pearly edge.
  • Scaly flat scar with waxy appearance.
  • Sore that heals and re-opens.
  • Lesion that bleeds without provocation.

Squamous cell carcinomas have a red, inflamed base with a crusty or scaly top. They are most frequently found on sun-exposed areas such as backs of hands, ears, scalp, and face. However, they can develop anywhere including inside the mouth. Squamous cell carcinoma can sometimes be aggressive and even fatal.

Melanoma is the least common but most deadly skin cancer. Melanomas are usually brown or black spots that resemble moles . Some are speckled, or pink or red. They can be scaly, or pearly and dome-shaped. A melanoma may develop anywhere on the body, including under fingernails or toenails, soles of feet, palms of hands, nose, mouth, or genitalia.

Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

We provide information, advice on preventive lifestyle habits and use of sunscreen, and skin cancer screenings. Biopsies are handled on-site. Should you receive a skin cancer diagnosis, our doctors are experienced in treatments ranging from deep chemical peels to medications, surgical excision, Mohs micrographic surgery, and other techniques.

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