Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the United States. Early screening and detection of skin cancer is crucial to successful treatment. Cancer screening and therapeutic treatments are available at Salisbury Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, for residents of Worcester, Shrewsbury, and neighboring areas in Massachusetts, who suspect they may be at risk for skin cancer.
Cancer typically presents as an uncontrolled cluster or growth composed of abnormal skin cells. These diseased cells begin to grow when triggered by unrepaired DNA damage. DNA damage often results as a consequence of long term exposure to excessive sunlight. Although skin cancer is dangerous, fortunately it can be easily detected and can be treated successfully with early diagnosis.