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Skin Cancer Specialist

Ali Hendi, MD

Skin Cancer Specialists & Mohs Surgeons located in Chevy Chase, MD

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world. If you notice a suspicious-looking mole or bump, trust the skin cancer specialists at the office of Ali Hendi, MD, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Ali Hendi, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and Joy Green, PA-C, specialize in advanced techniques to detect and treat all forms of skin cancer. Treatments are provided onsite in an accredited surgical facility. Call the practice today or book a consultation online for a skin cancer evaluation.

Skin Cancer

What are the types of skin cancer?

Skin cancer comes in several forms. These include:

Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer

Sun exposure over the years causes these common forms of skin cancer to appear on your body. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are treatable.

Melanoma

Melanoma is one of the least common types of skin cancer. It’s also more likely to spread than other carcinomas.

Who is at risk for skin cancer?

Although everyone is susceptible to skin cancer, certain characteristics can increase your risk of getting the condition. These factors include:

  • Fair skin
  • Freckling or burning easily
  • Green or blue eyes
  • Red or blond hair
  • A lot of moles
  • Certain kinds of moles

If a family member has had skin cancer, you may be more likely to have it too.

How is skin cancer treated?

Ideally, the team at the office of Ali Hendi, MD, encourages regular checks of your skin if you’re at risk for skin cancer to catch it early when it’s most treatable. Your treatment depends on the form of skin cancer, its stage, location, and other factors.

For example, with basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas, your provider may recommend Mohs surgery, which offers a cure rate of 99%. They often recommend this procedure when there’s a high risk that cancer will return after treatment or when the goal is saving as much healthy skin as possible.

Additional treatment options include:

  • Freezing (cryotherapy)
  • Topical anti-cancer medication 
  • Laser surgery
  • Chemical peels
  • Curettage and desiccation

The team at Ali Hendi, MD, walks you through all of the treatment options that are appropriate for your form of skin cancer. They aim to help you make an informed decision.

Has your doctor diagnosed you with skin cancer? If so, call Ali Hendi, MD, today or book a consultation online to explore your options to be free of skin cancer.