Skin Cancer Specialist Mark Mehrany MD
Skin Cancer Specialists & Mohs Surgeons located in San Jose or Modesto
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world. If you notice a suspicious-looking mole or bump, trust the skin cancer specialists at the office of Mark Mehrany, MD, in San Jose or Modesto, California. Mark Mehrany, MD, a board-certified dermatologist specialized in advanced techniques to detect and treat all forms of skin cancer. Treatments are provided onsite in an accredited surgical facility.
What are the types of skin cancer?
Skin cancer comes in several forms. These include:
Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer
Sun exposure over the years causes these common forms of skin cancer to appear on your body. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are treatable.
Melanoma is one of the least common types of skin cancer. It’s also more likely to spread than other carcinomas.
Who is at risk for skin cancer?
Although everyone is susceptible to skin cancer, certain characteristics can increase your risk of getting the condition. These factors include:
• Fair skin
• Freckling or burning easily
• Green or blue eyes
• Red or blond hair
• A lot of moles
• Certain kinds of moles
If a family member has had skin cancer, you may be more likely to have it too.
How is skin cancer treated?
Ideally, the team at the office of Mark Mehrany, MD, encourages regular checks of your skin if you’re at risk for skin cancer to catch it early when it’s most treatable. Your treatment depends on the form of skin cancer, its stage, location, and other factors. For example, with basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas, your provider may recommend Mohs surgery, which offers a cure rate of 99%. They often recommend this procedure when there’s a high risk that cancer will return after treatment or when the goal is saving as much healthy skin as possible.
Additional treatment options include:
• Freezing (cryotherapy)
• Topical anti-cancer medication
• Laser surgery
• Chemical peels
• Curettage and desiccation
The team at Mark Mehrany, MD, walks you through all of the treatment options that are appropriate for your form of skin cancer. They aim to help you make an informed decision.
Has your doctor diagnosed you with skin cancer? If so, call Mark Mehrany, MD, today to explore your options to be free of skin cancer.
Our Stanislaus Skin Cancer Clinic in Modesto proudly serves the Central Valley and surrounding areas including: Modesto, Turlock, Manteca, Tracy, Ripon, Stockton, Sonora, Ceres, Lodi, Lathrop, Livingston, Oakdale, Riverbank, Patterson, Merced, Los Banos, Newman, Gustine, Salida, Sunol, Mariposa, Madera, Atwater, Le Grand, La Grange, Angels Camp, Arnold and Yosemite Valley.
Our San Jose Skin Cancer & Mohs Clinic proudly serves the Bay Area and surrounding areas including: San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Redwood City, San Mateo, San Francisco, Milpitas, Fremont, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Boulder Creek, Capitola, Half Moon Bay, and Monterey.