Cancer Screening and Growth Removal

At Dermatology Clinic of Spokane, we remove many unwanted or dangerous growths each day.

Most procedures can be done in just a few minutes, with minimal pain, and excellent cosmetic results. We offer all patients a skin cancer screening, often finding a skin cancer hiding in plain sight. To the trained eye, the distinction between benign (safe) and malignant (cancerous) is a matter of a few seconds of close inspection. As with rashes, biopsies to confirm the diagnosis are done quickly. We perform many surgeries each week on all areas of the skin, including the face. Although the complete removal of the growth is our top priority, we are committed to achieving excellent cosmetic results, too. Meticulous attention to detail, gentle handling of the skin, and the proper placement of sutures are essential in giving you the least noticeable scar possible. In addition, we have worked very closely with other skin cancer specialists for years. If a referral for highly specialized treatment will give you the best chance of a cure, we will explain that to you and will personally contact the other clinic on your behalf. Our staff will make sure the referral process goes smoothly for you. After the treatment, we will continue surveillance for skin cancers for the rest of your life.

Benign growths are often annoying or distracting. They can be easily removed by freezing with liquid nitrogen or a simple surgical removal under local anesthesia. Such lesions would include moles, cysts, fatty tumors, warts, age spots, and skin tags.