Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer services offered in Alamogordo, NM

Learning you have skin cancer can be frightening, but it’s important to know that there are treatments that can help. Alisa Seeberger, FNP-C, of Seeberger Dermatology in Alamogordo, New Mexico, offers nonsurgical skin cancer treatment to cure basal and squamous cell cancer. Book a visit online or by phone today to learn more.

Skin Cancer Q&A

What is skin cancer?

All forms of cancer are characterized by abnormal cell growth. There are several types of skin cancer, some of which are more dangerous than others. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer and can be life-threatening when left untreated or not caught in the early stages. 

Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer are far more common. Fortunately, they are also more treatable than melanoma. The team at Seeberger Dermatology offers innovative treatments for these forms of skin cancer. 

How do I know if I have skin cancer?

Knowing the signs of skin cancer can help you know when to schedule a diagnostic exam. Some of the changes you should keep an eye out for include the following:

  • Waxy or pearly skin bumps
  • Bleeding or scabbing sores that don’t heal properly
  • Firm, red nodules
  • Flat lesions with crusty, scaly surface

These types of skin cancer often develop in areas where you routinely experience sun exposure. The neck, face, ears, and hands are common locations. 

No one knows your skin better than you. If you notice changes in the appearance or texture of your skin, scheduling a professional skin check is the right course of action. 

How is skin cancer treated?

There are many different ways to treat skin cancer. If your practitioner finds signs of melanoma, you receive a prompt referral to an oncologist specializing in this often aggressive form of cancer. 

Seeberger Dermatology offers a nonsurgical treatment path that delivers outstanding results if you have basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer. This option is called GentleCure™, and treatments occur here in a comfortable office setting. 

There’s no need to alter your current medications or go through the process of cutting your skin to remove lesions. GentleCure uses Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) to direct low levels of X-ray energy to the skin cancer lesions. 

Ultrasound imaging allows you to track your treatment progress from one visit to the next. Watching your skin cancer lesions slowly shrink is incredibly comforting and gives you visual confirmation that your treatment is working. 

Additional treatment options include surgical removal of lesions or using nitrogen to freeze and destroy cancerous areas of skin. 

When you’re ready to explore skin cancer treatment in greater detail, call the office to check appointment availability. Online booking is also an option and takes just a few moments to complete.