Diagnosis includes inspection of the skin lesion, as well as a biopsy to determine whether the lesion is malignant or benign. A biopsy involves either taking only a small part of a big lesion or excising and removing a small one in its entirety.
The lymph nodes should also be examined because they are a common site for metastasis, especially for melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Other evaluation — such as sentinel lymph node biopsy, CT scan, and/or PET scan — may be needed to check for metastasis, especially with melanoma.
The standard therapy is surgical removal of the cancer with appropriate margins that are free of cancer cells at the edge of the excised tissue. Additional interventions such as skin grafting, tissue flap coverage, local amputation, radiation, and/or chemotherapy may also be needed.
The best treatment for skin cancer is prevention. Also, the prognosis is much better with early detection, so check your skin regularly and show any lesions to the doctor promptly.
If you have a suspicious mole or a sore that doesn’t seem to heal, don’t take any chances. Call the Arora Hand Surgery office in St. Clair Shores, Macomb, Howell, or West Bloomfield to schedule a consultation and evaluation.
Dr. Aroras office from my first call to schedule my appointment was friendly. Walking in the first day, I felt like I was in a nice atmosphere. Dr. Arora was EXCELLENT in taking great care of my hand injury. He was gentle and very understanding to the concerns I had about my hand. His expertise was admirable and I would recommend anyone with an injury to their hand to his office to be under his care. Because of him, I have healed faster than expected and will make an 100% recovery! Thank you Dr.Jackie S.
I first thought I was going to have to have painful injections or surgery, but Dr. Arora suggested physical therapy may do the trick. I was doubtful, but I agreed to do it. Now, my pain is gone, and with the help of an ergonomic keyboard at work to keep my hands in the correct position, I am virtually pain free. The therapy strengthened my wrists and shoulders, and built more flexibility into my wrists.Jerry T.
My experience with this doctor was positive from the outset. Dr. Arora was kind and spent a great deal of time with me. Staff was friendly. The office was nice and bright.Ariel G.
Very friendly and helpful Great staff!!! Doctor Arora was very professional and did great work. I was very happy with everything!L B.