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Chelsea File, PA-C
Sherri Howard, MMS, PA-C
Susan Nedorost, MD
Matthew Zirwas, MD
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We have a wide range of services designed to address your specific skincare needs.
Conditions Acne
Angiomas and Hemangiomas
Actinic Keratosis
Contact Dermatitis
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Hair Loss & Alopecia
Hives (Urticaria)
Skin Cancer
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Treatments & Procedures Biologics & Topical Medications
Excisions & Biopsies
Mole Removal
Patch Testing
Pediatric Dermatology
Skin Cancer Check
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Our cosmetic services are tailored to remedy your skincare needs.
Conditions Acne
Crows Feet
Lines and Wrinkles
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Basal Cell Carcinoma

The most common form of skin cancer. When found early, basal cell carcinoma can be effectively treated.

What is it?

Basal cell carcinoma is the most prevalent type of skin cancer, often resulting from extended exposure to the sun or tanning beds. It originates in the basal cells, located in the deepest layer of the skin. Basal cell carcinoma typically manifests as a slow-growing, painless lesion on areas exposed to the sun such as the face, ears, neck, scalp, shoulders or back. While usually non-aggressive and developing slowly, basal cell carcinoma can cause substantial local damage and disfigurement if not addressed. Since it seldom metastasizes to other body parts, its detrimental effects mainly impact quality of life, not longevity.

How is it treated?

Our board-certified dermatologists, serving Bexley, Ohio and the surrounding community, are key in the detection, treatment, and management of basal cell carcinoma. Early identification through routine skin examinations can assist in diagnosing basal cell carcinoma in its early stages and treating it more effectively. Our board-certified dermatologists utilize various methods for diagnosing basal cell carcinoma, including clinical examination, dermoscopy, and skin biopsy. Treatment options depend on several factors such as the size, location, and subtype of basal cell carcinoma, ranging from surgical procedures to remove the cancerous cells, to topical treatments, radiation, or even oral medications for advanced cases. Moreover, our dermatologists offer invaluable advice on preventative measures for basal cell carcinoma, including proper sun protection and regular skin self-checks.

Annual skin checks are key to the early detection and treatment of basal cell carcinoma, book your appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists today. 

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