Skin Cancer Center specializes in evaluating and treating all growths of the skin. This not only includes cancers, but also moles and age related growths. We offer full services that include evaluation, pathology, and treatment. We create highly individualized treatment plans for every patient, every problem.
Our Skin Cancer Center provides more radiation therapy for skin cancers than anyone in the state of Oklahoma.
Dr. Craig Abbott is one of only two Board-certified dermatologists in Oklahoma who is also Fellowship trained and Board-certified in Dermatopathology.
Skin cancer can be a life altering event if left unchecked.
It’s scary, physically damaging, emotionally draining, potentially deadly, and, unfortunately, incredibly common.
Skin cancer knows no boundaries. While your chances of getting melanoma increase as you get older, it’s one of the most common cancers in young adults ages 25 to 29. There are certain factors that can increase your risk, but even if none of these apply to you it doesn’t mean you are safe.
Especially in the case of melanoma, early diagnosis can be the difference between life and death. According to American Cancer Society research, if melanoma is caught in stage one, the 5 year survival rate is 97%. Late detection survival rates can be as low at 15%. Monthly self-skin checks and yearly skin exams by your local dermatologist can help stop skin cancer in its tracks. If you spot an abnormal mole, don’t overlook it and don’t delay your appointment.
Although skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer, with more than 3 million diagnoses each year, it’s also one of the most easily treatable and preventable.