Skin Cancer in Nashville, TN
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What Is Skin Cancer?
There are three main types of skin cancer: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Each of these are named according to the skin cell it impacts. Basal cell carcinoma affects the cells at the base of the epidermis. Squamous cell carcinoma affects the cells in the upper layers. Melanoma, the most aggressive skin cancer, targets the pigment cells of the skin. Skin cancer often appears as a black or brown mole. At Brentwood Skin Clinic, we provide our patietns with state-of-the-art skin cancer treatments. For more information about skin cancer or to schedule a skin cancer screening in Nashville, TN contact Dr. Austin Mitchell today.
How Is Skin Cancer Treated?
Treatment for skin cancer will vary depending on the size, location, depth, stage, and form of skin cancer you have. Many of the options we offer at Brentwood SKin Clinic include completely removing the growth as this is the most effective form of treatment. These treatments are performed as an out-patient procedure and utilize local anesthetisa to help you remain comfortable. Some of the common skin cancer treatments we offer include:
- Mohs surgery is a skin cancer treatment that is known for being very effective for a number of types of skin cancer. While this procedure may take a little longer than other treatment methods, it is because the tumor is removed in layers so we can exam each layer under a microscop and check for cancerous cells.
- Surgical excision is often used to treat smaller forms of skin cancer that are easy to reach. We will create horizontal cuts around the skin cancer growth and surrounding tissue to remove cancerous growth. Smaller excisions can be sewen closed; however, we may need to do a skin graft to close larger excisions.
- Laser therapy is usually associated with cosmetic treatments and is generally used to treat actinic keratoses. We may be able to combine this treatment with topical treatments as a way to reduce cancerous or even precancerious lesions.
- Topical treatments, such as gels, creams, and ointments, are used to treat precancerous cells as well as skin cancer. This can be effective for many patients depending on the location, size, and your particular diagnosis. This option will often include a biopsy to ensure it will be an effective form of treatment.
Brentwood Skin Clinic Reviews
I recommend this place 1000%. If you want the most knowledgeable dermatologist who is also empathetic and takes the time you need with him then don’t look anywhere else. Dr. Austin Mitchell is the best! 👏🏻
This place is organized, efficient, and friendly. I only have positive things to say about my experience here. If you're looking for a dermatologist in the Nashville area, you'd be making the right decision in choosing Dr. Mitchell!
Very awesome and friendly staff. Everyone greeted me, made sure I felt comfortable, and took care of everything I asked them to do. Will definitely be back if I need more things looked at.
Had a concern regarding a small bumpy scar on my leg. Visited based on the Google reviews. Reputation is well earned! Dr. Mitchell was knowledgeable and personable. Took care of my issue that day and his office followed up with me when the standard biopsy came back with good news! Highly recommend!
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Early Detection Is Key
Understanding your risk factors for skin cancer and early detection are two important keys to successful treatment. If you are due for a yearly skin check, then contact Brentwood Skin Clinic in Nashville, TN. Whether you are already seeing dermatologist Dr. Austin Mitchell for cosmetic treatments, are at high risk of getting skin cancer, or have questions about a strange growth on your skin, schedule a skin cancer screening at Brentwood Skin Clinic.