Charles Kleinberg, MD is your go-to Forest Hills skin cancer dermatologist. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Our expert staff will make sure that you are well cared for and comfortable when you visit our office. As a part of our commitment to providing the best possible health care, we make sure that all of our patients are given the friendly and individualized care they deserve. Dr. Kleinberg uses the latest technology and provides the most effective skin cancer treatment possible.
Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are the two most common forms of skin cancer. Melanoma is the form of skin cancer responsible for the most skin cancer related deaths. If caught early it has a high survival rate but it is a serious illness that is developed from too much exposure to the sun, and should not be taken lightly. We are fortunate that with the advancements in treatment options, skin cancer, if caught early, is very treatable. Skin cancer will effect one in five Americans, so it’s important to get regular screenings at your local Forest Hills skin cancer dermatologist office in order to monitor for skin cancer.
On top of yearly screenings by a dermatologist, the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone should use self-exams to look for any abnormalities in the skin. These self-exams go a long way in the early detection and treatment of skin cancer. Because there are many types of skin cancer, and because skin cancer has so many different appearances, people should look for changes in the skin of any kind. Do not ignore a spot simply because it does not hurt. Skin cancers can be painless. If you happen to see any changes you should make an appointment to see a Forest Hills skin cancer dermatologist.
Warning signs include a skin growth that increases in size. A skin growth that appears pearly, translucent, tan, brown, black or multicolored. You should also look for moles, birthmarks, beauty marks or any brown spot that changes color, changes in texture, increases in size or thickness, has an irregular outline or appears after the age of 21. Spots or sores that continue to itch, hurt, crust, scab over, erode or bleed are also red flags, as are open sores that do not heal within three weeks. As your go-to Forest Hills skin cancer dermatologist office, our staff at Charles Kleinberg, MD will look at any possible growth and determine the danger level. From there we discuss treatment options. Treatment all depends on the type of the skin cancer, the severity of the skin cancer.