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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer manifests in diverse forms, each with its own characteristics, risk factors, and treatment options. Early detection and treatment are crucial for a successful outcome, so it's essential to regularly check your skin for any changes and see a Dermatologist if you notice anything suspicious.

  1. Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC): This is the most common type of skin cancer. It usually appears as a raised, pearly bump or a sore that doesn't heal. BCC typically occurs on sun-exposed areas of the body, such as the face and neck. While it can be locally destructive, it tends to grow slowly and rarely spreads to other parts of the body.

  2. Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): SCC is the second most common type of skin cancer. It often looks often looks scaly & can be painful. Like BCC, it usually occurs on sun-exposed areas but can also develop in scars, chronic wounds, or areas of inflammation. SCC has a higher risk of spreading to other parts of the body compared to BCC.

  3. Melanoma: Melanoma is less common but more dangerous than BCC and SCC. It arises from melanocytes, the cells that produce pigment in the skin. Melanoma often appears as a new mole or a change in an existing mole. It can be asymmetric, have irregular borders, exhibit variations in color, and be larger than a pencil eraser. Melanoma can spread rapidly to other parts of the body if not treated early.


  1. Surgical excision

  2. Mohs surgery (out of province referral necessary)

  3. Cryotherapy

  4. Electrosurgery

  5. Electrodesiccation

  6. Topical chemo medication

  7. Photodynamic therapy

  8. Immuno therapies

To schedule a consultation with one of our Dermatologists regarding Skin Cancer, a doctor's referral is required.

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