Skin Cancer (Prevention and Aftercare)
According to statistics, every fifth person, at some point in his life, will be affected by skin cancer or one of its precursors. Genetic predisposition, but, above all, external influences such as intensive exposure to sunlight contribute to this development. Regular check-ups help to recognize skin alterations at an early stage and to stop them before a serious disease can break out for the first time.
Skin Check (prevention and aftercare)
Dermatoscopy with FotoFinder®
Whereas medical check-ups of other organs mostly require more elaborate efforts, the skin can be controlled by comparatively simple, non-invasive methods. We will take the time we need for a careful skin check, devise an individual risk profile for you and define the intervals for further medical examination.
Computer-based incident-light microscopy documents individual moles and birthmarks in different enlargements over many years. This systematic and standardized documentation of the whole body can detect benign and malignant alterations at the earliest stage. This way basal cell carcinoma (white skin cancer), melanoma (black skin cancer), spinalioma or actinic keratoses can be treated in good time and unnecessary operations can be avoided.
Actinic keratoses are skin cancer precursors caused by direct sunlight. Early stages of basal cell carcinoma (white skin cancer) can be treated well today by photodynamic therapy. The degenerated cells will be selectively destroyed by a combination of special ointment and red light.
If skin cancer is recognized and treated in good time the chances of recovery are extremely good. After a photodynamic or surgical treatment it is important, however, to undergo regular aftercare check-ups. This is the only way to recognize new changes quickly and to take appropriate measures.