Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with an estimated 1 in 5 Americans developing it each year. Three major types of skin cancers are:
• Basal cell carcinoma(BCC)
• Squamous cell carcinoma(SCC)
If detected early, these skin cancers can be treated with very successful results. Methods of treatment include surgery, chemotherapy topical creams and curettage.
We strongly encourage regular skin exams and skin cancer screenings, using sunscreen and other sun-protective methods (hats, SPF lip-balm), avoiding the sun during peak hours and performing monthly self skin checks at home.
Some risk factors for developing skin cancer include:
• History of severe sunburns
• Fair skin
• Use of tanning beds
• Hobbies with high sun exposure (golf, tennis, skiing and lifeguarding)
• Working outdoors
• Family history of skin cancer
How REN Dermatology Can Help
REN Dermatology & Laser Center is a comprehensive skin care center located in Franklin and Brentwood, Tennessee, in the heart of Williamson County. Our mission is to provide patients with expert dermatologic care in a comfortable and welcoming office environment.
REN Dermatology & Laser Center offers convenient hours, including appointments in the early morning, late afternoon/evening, and most weekends. The office can accommodate patients’ needs for utmost privacy and confidentiality, including a private entry and waiting room by request.