Skin Cancer Treatment In Ogden
Your skin accounts for over 15% of your body mass and is your first line of defense against the elements. One of the primary elements your skin defends against is solar radiation. Solar radiation causes skin to darken as it becomes damaged and ultimately burns the skin. This damage never goes away, but accumulates over time.
Your body develops moles which are concentrations of melanin, a skin pigment which helps protect against radiation (among other things). Moles on the body should be watched so as to make sure they do not become cancerous. If you notice any of the following warning signs of skin cancer, contact our Weber County skin care center immediately. A malignant skin tumor can be extremely dangerous to its propensity to metastasize (spread) quickly to other parts of the body
Skin cancer warning signs include:
- Asymmetrical moles
- Moles with uneven borders
- Discolored mole
- Diameter in excess of ¼ of an inch
- Changing in size or shape “Ugly Duckling” moles that look different from others
Ogden Dermatologists and Skin Care Experts
If you have any of these or other symptoms which you suspect may be signs of skin cancer, contact us immediately by calling (801) 752-0575 and set an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists. We are here to help you quickly and effectively and use all of the most up-to-date methods to eradicate skin cancer.