Skin Cancer

Dr. Touma has a large experience in evaluating moles, particularly those that are at risk, and digitally and clinically monitoring them or removing them when necessary.

Dr. Touma has more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgical excision of moles and skin cancer, and specimens are always sent to the best dermato-pathological labs for evaluation. Pre-cancerous lesions, such as solar or actinic keratoses, which appear as flat, scaly, reddish patches caused by overexposure to the sun, can be treated by medical creams, or laser. Benign moles, cysts and other growths are often removed, with a very refined technique leaving no significant scars.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. It most often occurs among older, fair-skinned people.
Most skin cancers are of the basal cell type. This type of cancer tends to grow slowly and spread little, and the vast majority are cured when treated early.
Squamous cell carcinoma tends to be more locally aggressive and may invade lymph nodes or rarely metastasize.
Malignant melanoma is a much more serious form of skin cancer. Its rate is now increasing faster than any other type of cancer- 4% every year.
The lifetime risk of developing melanoma is now about one in 70 people and this is expected to rise.

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