Dermatology at St. Vincent’s provides evaluation and care to patients with diseases of the skin. Here, physicians skilled in state-of-the-art diagnostic methods and treatment techniques are available to treat dermatological diseases and conditions, including:
- melanoma and other skin cancers
- poison ivy
- skin infections
St. Vincent’s dermatologists recognize the vital importance of skin cancer screening to allow for early diagnosis. You should know that although most skin cancers, even melanomas, are easily treated and cured, this is only the case if they are detected, diagnosed and treated in time. See below for the symptoms and characteristics of various skin cancer types.
Symptoms that a mole may be melanoma
(the most serious skin cancer):
- It has an asymmetric shape, with an irregular or blurred outline
- Uneven shades of colors like black, brown, tan
- White, gray, red, pink, blue colors may be present
- It has shown a recent or evolving change in appearance or size
Symptoms or characteristics of basal cell
and squamous cell skin cancers:
- A new growth, lump or sore that bleeds or doesn’t heal
- Rough, dry, red spot, brown patch or waxy or red lump that may be itchy or tender
- Suspicious change (bleeding, scabbing) to a spot or area of the skin
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