The successful treatment of skin cancer requires early detection and intervention. Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology provides skin cancer screenings and evaluations of any suspicious lesions, so if you have skin cancer, treatment happens quickly and effectively. Call the Franklin Square or Farmingdale, New York, office, or schedule an appointment using the online tool today.
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer, with more than one million cases occurring in the United States each year. One in every three cancer diagnoses is for skin cancer.
Skin cancer may appear as:
Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma have a high cure rate when detected early. Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer and can spread quickly to other organs, so early detection and resolution is an absolute must.
Many cases of skin cancer are also very preventable. Sun exposure is the most common cause of skin cancer. So, by limiting your exposure to the sun, you reduce your likelihood of developing the condition. This is especially true if you have a family history of skin cancer.
Skin checks are a critical way to detect skin cancer early. This visual exam of your skin looks for moles, birthmarks, or lesions that seem irregular in their shape, texture, size, or color.
You can regularly check your body for the sudden appearance of growths, moles, sores, or skin discolorations. Also, pay attention to any existing moles or freckles that change in appearance.
Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology provides skin checks that examine you from head-to-toe. Your provider can examine areas that are hard for you to check yourself, such as your buttocks, back, and between the toes. If you see anything concerning, bring it to your provider’s attention immediately.
Treatment depends on the nature of your skin lesion. Moles, for example, aren’t usually harmful unless they start to change in size, shape, or color. If you do have a suspicious area, your provider performs a biopsy to see if it is indeed cancerous.
For cancerous lesions, Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology offers a number of treatment options. These include surgery, radiation therapy, and topical chemotherapy. Your provider customizes treatment according to the particular type of cancer you have and its location and severity.
Anyone of any skin type can develop skin cancer, but some people are more prone than others. These include people who have:
Most people benefit from yearly skin checks. If you have a history of skin cancer or have several risk factors, Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology may recommend them more frequently.
I've been a patient of Dr. Kushner for years now, but I just visited the Farmingdale office for the first time. I had an amazing experience: the office is clean, crisp, and brightly lit. The office staff are friendly and helpful. My wait was negligible and as always, Dr. Kushner addressed my issue in a professional and efficient manner. Highly recommend
I love the accommodations and the heart felt care this office provides there patients. I have a very hectic work and mom schedule and they have always been able to work around my schedule. (Especially weekend office hours) On my most stressfull days with my illness they have always attended with kindness and concern for my care. Pharmacies have always been called the minute you are done with your office visit. Which shows me a prompt and responsible treatment they provide to there patients.
Dr Kushner has always been kind, dedicated and a fantastic doctor. I wouldn’t go anywhere else I took my husband who is in a wheelchair and cannot walk for a small procedure. Dr Kushner was patient and total professional with him Highly recommend Dr Kushner
The lady at the front desk, as well at the PA/MA were so great! I was very pleased with the PA, she was so nice, very honest and professional, specially in this time and date we need more medical professionals like her. I love your practice so much that I brought my daughter there, and made an appointment for my mother too who lives in Queens. Keep up the good work!
Love Doctor Kushner and her staff. I am a new patient and I was very pleased with my visit with her. Very patient, Dr Kushner took her time with me, I did not feel rushed. I love her pleasantness. Her staff is very pleasant and responsive to any questions you may have. Office is clean
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