Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Skin Malignancies

Skin MalignanciesSkin malignancies, or cancer of the skin, are the abnormal growth of skin cells. If you think that you have a suspicious looking mole or change in an area of your skin, you should contact your physician. Detecting skin malignancies early on will help you and your specialist treat the malignancy quickly and effectively.

Treatment for skin cancer depends on the size, type, depth and location of the malignancy. The affected skin can be surgically removed or treated by other procedures like topical creams or laser therapy procedures. Your specialist will help you decide what treatment is best for you based on your medical history and the type of skin cancer you have.

Prevention

A malignancy most often develops on skin exposed to the sun, but can also occur on areas that are not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. Here is a list of the best prevention steps to take:

  • Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Wear clothing that covers your skin
  • Wear sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat
  • Avoid tanning beds and tan-accelerating products
  • Be aware of medications that may make your skin more sensitive
  • Have regular checkups to examine your skin

While not all skin cancers may be prevented, the steps listed above will help you protect your skin as much as possible.

Contact Us:

801-581-7719

Cori A. Agarwal, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 587-4830
University Hospital (801) 587-4830

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Oculoplastic & Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Jayant Agarwal, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 587-4241
University Hospital (801) 585-2318

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Microsurgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Hand Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Barbu Gociman, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 581-7073
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 581-7073
University Hospital (801) 581-7073

Specialties: Cleft Lip and Palate, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial

Faizi A. Siddiqi, M.D.

Locations
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 581-5132
University Hospital (801) 581-5132

Specialties: Cleft Lip and Palate, Flap Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Microsurgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Laser

P. Daniel Ward, M.D., M.S.

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-3223
Surgical Specialty Center (801) 585-3223

Specialties: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Nerve Disorders, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Hemifacial Spasm, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, Melanoma Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Wound Healing