Skin Cancer in Oklahoma City
Skin cancer is all too common in Oklahoma. It can appear anywhere on your body that is exposed to the sun. The face and neck are especially vulnerable to skin cancer. Certain types of cancerous growths need to be surgically removed.
Dr. James Lowe is a plastic & reconstructive surgeon who can remove skin cancer growths with minimal scarring. If you have skin cancer in Oklahoma City, Lowe Plastic Surgery can perform both diagnosis and treatment of the problem.
When to Undergo Surgery for Skin Cancer in Oklahoma City
Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are two common types of skin cancer that are routinely treated. Malignant melanoma is a more serious form of skin cancer, but is also treatable. Always see a doctor if you suspect that you have a skin cancer lesion.
How does it work?
Cancerous growths can be surgically removed, while minimizing postoperative scars.
Surgical removal is often quick and minimally invasive, but it can leave scars. The doctor works to conceal scars in the natural skin contours, if possible. One of the most common techniques is excision followed by direct closure. The doctor makes an incision and removes the affected tissue, then closes the incision.
Who performs the skin cancer treatment?
Dr. James Lowe may diagnose and treat your skin cancer. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, and Lowe Plastic Surgery of Oklahoma City.
Dr. James (Jim) Lowe can perform complex reconstructive procedures for skin cancer removal from head to toe. He is an experienced board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Lowe and his staff share a commitment to clinical excellence, cutting edge care, and lasting partnerships with patients.
Who is at risk of skin cancers?
Adults of all ages can get skin cancer. Those who have fair skin, light hair and blue eyes are known to have increased risk.
How are skin cancers identified?
A dermatologist can identify dangerous changes in your skin and a biopsy can confirm if growths or changes on your skin are cancer. You should have an annual check up with an Oklahoma City dermatologist to monitor your skin. You should also see a doctor if you have noticed any growths or changes in your skin.
How do I prevent future skin cancers?
If you want to reduce your risk of skin cancer, protect your skin from the sun. Sunscreen and hats or clothing that cover your skin help protect your skin. Skin cancers can appear years after sun exposure, but taking action now can help reduce your risk.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
To learn more about treatment for skin cancer in Oklahoma City, please contact Dr. James Lowe, Plastic Surgeon, by calling (405) 942-4300 or (877) 362-5693. You can also send us an email using our online contact form. Lowe Plastic Surgery's clinical practice is located less than a mile east of Integris Baptist Medical Center at 2520 NW Expressway in Oklahoma City.