A nice dark tan may look great on the outside, but what effect is it having on your skin? Skin cancer may be scary to think about, but it is a potential reality that all of us must take into account. The Savin Center offers regular cancer screenings as well as Photodynamic Blue Light Therapy for the treatment of skin cancer.
Skin cancer, or Melanoma, is defined as the uncontrolled growth of skin cells caused by natural aging or excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Skin cancer leads cells to multiply rapidly, growing into unsightly and dangerous tumors on the skin. There are multiple forms of skin cancer, each with its own set of unique characteristics and potentially fatal implications. The Savin Center urges everyone to be diligent in their cancer screenings, as early detection may be the key to increasing the survival rate of Melanoma.
Photodynamic Blue Light Therapy is an FDA-approved laser treatment of pre-cancerous legions. During the treatment, revolutionary Levulan topical medicine will be applied to the patient’s skin to help clear the lesions. The patient will then let the medicine sit for two hours before getting under a ‘blue light’ to activate the Levulan. The medicine and light work together to destroy any cancer cells in the skin.
The Savin Center is devoted to your health and wants to help keep you cancer free, which is why we highly recommend you schedule your screening today and stop cancer before it gets a chance to start!