Los Angeles Dermatologist, Dr. Peyman Ghasri, Urges Patient to Look for Skin Cancer Symptoms
LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — – Los Angeles dermatologist, Dr. Peyman Ghasri, urges patients to screen their skin and look for skin cancer symptoms. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world and accounts for about half of all cancers that are diagnosed in the United States. More than 75,000 cases of melanoma and 3.5 million cases of squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas are diagnosed every year.
Being aware of skin cancer symptoms can ensure patients are diagnosed earlier, which can improve treatment outcomes. Many people have moles, freckles or other skin spots. Normal moles are evenly colored throughout and may be tan, brown or black. They can be round, oval, flat or raised, and most are smaller than the diameter of a pencil eraser. Moles generally stay the same throughout life, and some may even disappear. A mole that suddenly changes size, shape, color or other features may warrant further evaluation by a skilled skin doctor.
A skin spot that looks different than other spots or moles, an asymmetrical spot, a mole with irregular or notched borders, a mole with different colors throughout or a particularly large mole should be examined. Additionally, sores that do not heal, a sore that is itchy or tender, swelling or redness beyond a mole’s border, a rough spot, a mole or patch that bleeds or another change in the surface of the skin may indicate the presence of skin cancer. Many skin conditions are benign, but these symptoms should be assessed and may need to be biopsied to ensure that skin is healthy and to identify the condition. Visit http://www.castlederm.com for more information.
About Dr. Peyman Ghasri
Dr. Peyman Ghasri is a top Los Angeles dermatologist who offers complete skin care, including skin cancer treatments and other medical treatments. He specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery along with facial reconstruction in treatment of skin cancers. He also offers cosmetic treatments, including Botox, Dysport, Radiesse, Juvederm and Restylane. He is a magna cum laude graduate of UCLA and attended UC Irvine School of Medicine, where he graduated among the top of his class with a perfect academic record. He completed additional training in plastic surgery and general surgery followed by his dermatology residency at UC Irvine.
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