Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment in NYC
Sheryl D. Clark, M.D. is one of New York City’s
Top-Rated Doctors for the detection and treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers.
Skin cancer affects millions of people every year in the United States alone. While some people might never even notice they have it, this condition can prove dangerous. That is why it is important to get skin cancer treatment sooner rather than later. At MD Skin Science we provide melanoma treatment along with treatments for a range of skin conditions.
What Body Areas Can We Remove Skin Cancer From?
Skin cancer can form on almost any part of the body, so we are here to treat it wherever it appears. As an experienced dermatologist, Dr. Clark has had years of success in helping patients get the treatment they need for skin cancer and other skin conditions. Wherever skin cancer has appeared, we will work with you to find the right treatment to get your life back to normal.
What Is the Treatment Like?
Treatment for melanoma varies and depends on the stage and extent of the skin cancer. Dr. Clark works closely with her patients to match them with the treatment that will provide them the best chances of getting rid of skin cancer. Our goal is to help you achieve excellent health, inside and out.
Treatments for melanoma include:
- Cryo Surgery: Effective for smaller and early-stage cases of skin cancer.
- Excisional surgery: Dr Clark cuts out the affected tissue and some surrounding healthy tissue.
- Mohs surgery: A more effective technique for skin cancer in certain locations or recurring cases of skin cancer. Removes tissue layer by layer until only healthy tissue remains, and preserves more normal skin to minimize scarring.
- Electrodesiccation with curettage and cryotheraphy: A sharp curved instrument and hyperacator are used to destroy the skin cancer in 3 stages.
- Radiation therapy: Uses radiation to directly kill skin cancer cells.
- Chemotherapy: Necessary if the skin cancer has spread to other body parts, best topical organized chemotherapy may be used for certain types of skin concerns in highly visible locations.
- Laser Therapy: Non-surgical laser treatment can destroy cancer cells.
- Biological therapy: A cream (Imiquimod or aldara) weaponizes your own immune system to destroy skin cancer.
In every case, Dr. Clark will fully walk you through your options and help you choose the treatment that is best for your unique situation. You will always have complete information about your skin cancer treatment options, so making decisions will be hassle-free.
Should I Have My Skin Cancer Treated?
If you do have skin cancer, it is generally important to receive treatment. However, first you need to have a professional diagnosis in order to receive the right kind of treatment. Once you have your condition identified, it is also important to know what stage the skin cancer is. This determines what kind of treatment you will need to clear up your skin and return you to full health.
Once your condition has been identified, getting timely treatment is vital. The longer you wait for treatment, the more likely the skin cancer can spread or worsen, even to the point of causing additional health problems.
Once you have a treatment plan, it is vital to follow it through completely. Treatments that are stopped partway through will not provide complete results, even if it seems that the skin cancer is gone. We will provide complete information at every stage of your treatment so you know what to expect and how to ensure optimal results.
When Can I See Results?
If you have the right form of skin cancer treatment, you should see results gradually appear. However, most treatment methods take time to fully work. Even surgical methods come with some healing period. However, the right treatment should provide you with visible improvements along every stage of the treatment process.
During your consultation, Dr. Clark can provide you with a breakdown of how long your treatment should take. However, this is still an estimate, as total treatment time depends on a range of factors, including how your body responds to treatment. At the end of your treatment, you should be completely free of skin cancer and ready to resume your life to the fullest.
Even after we treat your skin cancer, it is possible for your body to develop it again. Because of this it is important to make adjustments to your daily life to minimize your risk of skin cancer. One of the best ways to ensure your results are permanent is to avoid extra sun exposure and to wear strong sunscreen while under the sun. Dr. Clark will also recommend creams and supplements that can reduce the risk of reoccurrence or additional skin cancers. Laser skin resurfacing can also make cancers less likely.
Schedule Your Consultation
Take the first step to cancer-free skin today when you schedule your consultation for skin cancer treatment. Dr. Clark has years of experience as a dermatologist and has developed advanced methods to treat a range of skin concerns and problems, including melanoma. She continues to push treatment options into the future by building upon traditional techniques for a cutting-edge approach that delivers healthier skin for her patients. Call us today to learn more about skin cancer treatment and get started on your path to healthy skin.
About the Dermatologist: Sheryl D. Clark, M.D., F.A.A.D.
With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Clark is a highly skilled specialist for various dermatological concerns. Whether you want to treat a cosmetic or medical concern, she fully devotes herself to each treatment.
If you require a treatment that is outside of the ones we offer, she still works with you to find the best option for you. She can recommend you to surgeons or other experts who will be able to safely and effectively treat your condition. Her “patients over profits” approach means that her goal is for you to get the treatment you need in order to feel and look better.