Skin Cancer is very common in Hawaii
Skin cancer is extremely common in high sun exposure places like Waikiki and Honolulu, Hawaii. With well over 1/2 million new cases each year its no wonder dermatologist and plastic surgeons are busy in Hawaii, ( our state) treating skin cancer or pre skin cancer conditions.
Who treats skin cancers ?
The two specialties of plastic surgery and dermatology are considered the expertise in the area of skin cancer treatment. Plastic surgeons because of they are experts in appearance and most of the skin cancers occur in areas which are very visible such as hands, arms and face. Dermatologist because they are experts primarily in the skin. Plastic surgeons can reconstruct the area with the least scarring and deformity of all surgical specialties especially the more complicated cases.
Infinity Life Center approach to skin cancer
Our approach to treating your skin cancer. We will also give you options and carefully explain what are the pros and cons of each treatment plan. Not all skin cancers need to be treated surgically, some can be treated with other medical modalities. Its important that you are given a choice and with combined specialties in one setting.
We can use LASERS for example to treat some of the precancerous conditions. Options such as surgery or chemotherapeutic cremes for skin cancers may be offered. This will depend on your condition , your wish and the teams recommendation.
The types of skin cancers we treat are:
- Basal Cell Skin cancer the least aggressive yet the most common.
- Squamous cell Skin Cancer more aggressive than Basal Cell but less common.
- melanoma – this is the one to worry about as untreated it can cause death.
- Other pre cancerous skin conditions such as actinic keratosis , some moles other pre skin cancerous lesion
Follow up will be scheduled and long term screening for other skin cancers will be part of your long term skin health plan as well. We at Infinity Life Center do not just stop caring for you at the end of the treatment but work to optimize your health and appearance. Appointments and parking are very easy at our center , free parking and a beautiful view. Our procedure rooms are state of the art. For some medical conditions we will accept standard insurance such as HMSA, please check with the front desk.