Skin Cancer Specialist

Texas Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Katy, TX

Skin cancer affects millions of people worldwide and should be treated by a professional. The doctors at Texas Dermatology offer treatment for skin cancer to patients in Katy, Texas.

Skin Cancer Q & A

What is Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer starts in the cells of the skin. These extra cells can form a mass of tissue called a growth or tumor. Growths or tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign growths are not life threatening, do not spread, and can be removed. Malignant growths are cancerous lesions that can invade nearby tissues and organs. However, the two most common types of skin cancer cause only about one out of every thousand deaths from cancer.

What Are The Different Types of Skin Cancer?

The two most common types of skin cancer are basal cell and squamous cell. These types of cancer usually form on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms but they can occur anywhere. Basal cell skin cancer grows slowly and rarely spreads to other parts of the body. Squamous cell skin cancer sometimes spreads to lymph nodes and other organs inside the body. Most basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers can be cured if found and treated early.

What Are The Symptoms of Skin Cancer?

The most common sign of skin cancer is a change on the skin. This can be anything from a new growth, a sore that doesn't heal, or a change in an old growth. Some of the things you should look out for include:

  • Small, smooth, shiny, pale, or waxy lump
  • Firm, red lump
  • Sore or lump that bleeds or develops a crust or a scab
  • Flat red spot that is rough, dry, or scaly and may become itchy or tender
  • Red or brown patch that is rough and scaly

Checking your skin for new growths or other changes is a good preventative measure. If you are unsure about a suspicious change you should see a dermatologist who has special training in the diagnosis and treatment of skin problems.

Texas Dermatology is pleased to accept your insurance. Please remember that insurance coverage is a contract that exists between you and your insurer. Patients are responsible for copays, co-insurance, and deductibles under their specific insurance policy. It is the policy of Texas Dermatology to collect co-pays and deductible amounts at the time of service.

From the Texas Health Exchange - We accept the following:

  • BlueAdvantage HMO- (With Referral) BAV Network
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace

    Texas Dermatology is not contracted, and is therefore out of network for the following Texas exchange plans and any other exchange plan not specifically listed above:

  • AARP
    Aetna Medicare
    Assurant Health
    Beech Street
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Care Improvement Plus
    Cigna Connect HMO
    Coventry Health Care
    First Health
    Galaxy Health Network
    Great West Health Care