Skin Cancer Treatment in Oxnard
Over 5 million skin cancers are diagnosed every year in the U.S. We recommend most patients be seen once a year for routine skin cancer screening because early detection of skin cancer can lead to faster and less invasive treatment.
Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the two most common forms of skin cancer, are highly treatable if detected early and treated properly. However, the five-year survival rate for melanoma that spreads to distant lymph nodes and other organs is 25%.
Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of skin color. Skin cancer in patients with skin of color is often diagnosed in its later stages, when it’s more difficult to treat.
At least one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. In the U.S., more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. More than two people die of the disease every hour.
Skin cancers can be difficult to detect for the average person. Even for experienced dermatologists, it can be difficult to determine whether a lesion is cancerous or not, and a biopsy is required to make a determination.