We have provided thousands of free skin checks. Florida Skin Center’s – free skin check program provides free skin checks to patients at our Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Punta Gorda locations as a way of combatting and raising awareness about skin cancer. As the program grows we have provided over 4,915 free skin checks with 17 Melanoma diagnosis since the program’s launch in September 2017.
“This initiative is a result of the vision of the entire Florida Skin Center team who worked tirelessly to bring it to fruition,” Dr. Anais Aurora Badia, M.D., D.O., F.A.A.D., said “Skin checks save lives. Now, we are not only sparing our patients a significant expense, but potentially saving them from the fastest growing cancer in the country and reminding those same people that we are the dermatologist to turn to for all skin care needs.” Every skin check provided by Florida Skin Center involves a dermascope, a microscope-like tool that allows doctors and physician assistants alike to inspect lesions for cancerous characteristics. All providers are certified specialists and know what to look for during their thorough examination.
Skin cancer affects an estimated one million Americans every year. If you are looking for cancer screening or skin cancer care, you can find the services you need at Florida Skin Center. We offer skin cancer treatments to men and women living in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Lehigh Acres and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is the most commonly occurring form of cancer. It is most frequently caused by excessive sun exposure which damages the skin cells and causes mutations. Then, small patches of discoloration will develop on the skin that can appear red and scaly. The two most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The third most common type is known as melanoma, which is linked to moles that have new or unusual growth. Skin cancer is fairly easy to spot and can be easily cured when detected early, which is why we encourage all guests to stay active in examining moles and sun damage.
How is Skin Cancer Treated?
Depending on the type of skin cancer that a guest has, we have a number of options to provide effective treatment. We also offer Mohs surgery to treat skin cancer, thanks to Dr. Chetan Vedvyas, our Mohs- certified physician. Our skin cancer treatments include the following:
- Cancer Screening
- Actinic Keratosis
- Mohs Surgery
- Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatment
How Much Does Skin Cancer Treatment Cost?
In order to determine the exact cost of your treatment, we invite guests to schedule an appointment so that we can develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy both your health and cosmetic goals. Once a treatment plan is determined, we will be able to provide a clear breakdown of costs. To make our services accessible to those who need them, we offer flexible financing and payment options. We also accept insurance when applicable.
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer or are in need of cancer screening, contact us today to schedule an appointment. At Florida Skin Center, we believe in building a personal relationship with every guest to facilitate transparent and rewarding treatments. We welcome residents from Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, and the neighboring Florida communities.