Dr. Aradhna Saxena does medical-dermatology Lansdale, PA The professionals at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute have the precise skills and the dedication to provide compassionate care for your skin care needs. Experienced with patients of all ages, we take the approach that every person's skin is unique and deserving of individualized care.

In the area of general dermatology, there are hundreds of different conditions and diseases of the hair, skin, and nails. With attention to detail, we address a wide variety of concerns, including but not limited to:
  • Skin rashes, dermatitis
  • Warts
  • Skin tags
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Nail fungus
  • Rosacea
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Moles (nevi)
Moles are an especially important condition with which we familiarize ourselves, providing thorough skin cancer screenings on a yearly basis. Skin cancer is a condition that one in five people in our country may develop at some point. The more carefully we assess the appearance of moles and the skin, and the better educated our patients are in the area of self-examination, the better chance we have of preventing the various types of skin cancer.

Basal cell carcinoma

A non-melanoma skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common skin cancers seen today. Associated with UV exposure, basal cell carcinoma typically develops in a highly visible area such as the shoulders, chest, neck, hands, face, arms, and even the legs and tops of the feet. These skin cancers typically produce no pain and may look like a shiny bump, scar, or small pimple.

While basal cell carcinoma is not life threatening, there is a risk of untreated lesions affecting the appearance of a body part via tissue damage.

Squamous cell carcinoma

Also associated with UV exposure, squamous cell carcinomas are usually seen on the same areas as basal cell skin cancer, as well as the ears, lips, and scalp. Squamous cell skin cancer may appear as "crusty" or scaly pink skin. Untreated, this type of skin cancer will expand in size and aggressiveness, potentially causing death. With early detection and treatment, the cure rate for squamous cell skin cancer is very high.

Melanoma

Melanoma is the type of skin cancer recognized for its potential to cause death. Any part of the body may be affected by melanoma, including the lungs and the brain. Though there is a common association between melanoma and moles, there is also the potential for melanoma to develop individually as a black, brown, or even a skin-colored spot.

Our physicians and licensed skin care clinicians help patients handle their medical and cosmetic dermatology needs with skill and gentleness. Schedule your skin health assessment or consultation to discuss a particular concern by calling our Fort Washington or Lansdale office.

Prevention of Skin Cancer - What YOU can do



And check out this infographic from the American Academy of Dermatology Website that shows you

  1. The ABCDE's of Melanoma - what to look for on your skin
  2. How do to a skin cancer self-exam
  3. How to record information about the spots you see so you can track changes
  4. Tips on how to protect yourself from the sun

Medical Dermatology Lansdale PA - Prevention of Skin Cancer infographic 1

Medical Dermatology Lansdale PA - Prevention of Skin Cancer infographic 1

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