Summary of Department
Melanoma is much more common in Caucasian people than in people of Asian or African origin. Two-thirds of melanomas in Caucasians are observed as black macules on the legs, arms, and trunk, whereas half of melanomas in Asian and African people appear on the palms, soles, and nails. Melanoma is mostly curable when detected in early stages, but the risk of spreading to draining lymph nodes or other distant organs increases if a melanoma penetrates deep into the skin.
Solar keratoses usually appear as scaly erythema on chronically sun-exposed skin, such as the face, bald scalp and back of the hands, and if left untreated, they occasionally progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most form of common skin cancer and usually develops as a pearly nodule on the nose, eyelid or lip. Roughly 90% of BCCs in Asian people are pigmented, whereas only 10% in Caucasians are pigmented.
We examine any suspicious skin spots by dermoscopy for the early detection of skin cancers and diagnose them by a biopsy. We treat any types of skin cancers in any clinical stages by surgical excision, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy.