Non-melanoma Skin Cancers
Dr. Parvin Shafa a dermatologist in Irvine, Orange County CA is an experienced doctor in diagnosing and treating different types of non-melanoma skin cancers including Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). If you have a skin lesion that is changing, bleeding, growing, or not healing, just call us to make an appointment for a skin evaluation.
Diagnosis and early cancer treatment is easy most of the time. Dr. Shafa is able to diagnose most skin cancers with the naked eye or with a dermoscope. If a skin lesion is suspicious, performing a skin biopsy is quick and effortless with minimal scarring, if any. Using anesthesia also allows the procedure to be pain-free. We are contracted with all types of PPO insurances, including Medicare. Ask questions or call us to make an appointment for a skin check.
What is a basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common non-melanoma skin cancer. The lesion usually appears as a bleeding or scabbing sore that heals and returns. When left untreated, BCC can destroy the entire side of the face or eventually penetrate into the bone and brain. If you have a non-healing lesion of this type, it is imperative that you see a physician for evaluation and treatment.
What is a squamous cell carcinoma SCC?
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an aggressive skin cancer that is characterized by nodules and/or red, scaly patches that may form on sun-exposed skin (i.e. the ears, face, lips, and mouth). Although light and/or fair-skinned people are most prone to developing squamous cell carcinoma, people of all skin types must take precautions to limit sun exposure and get screened for any abnormal skin issues.
Before and After Skin Cancer Removal
This is an actual patient of Dr. Parvin Shafa who was diagnosed with an SCC. Dr. Shafa removed the lesion completely with minimal discomfort and scar.
Basal Cell Carcinoma vs Squamous Cell Carcinoma Differences
Squamous Cell Carcinoma v. Basal Cell Carcinoma Similarities
Age of onset
Risk of Recurrence
Ask questions or call us to make an appointment for your full skin check or evaluation of the skin lesion you are concerned about. We are contracted with all PPO insurances and Medicare.