Our Patients Think So.
“A few years ago I had a white patch beneath my left eye that would not go away. Made an appt with Dr. Case and it was cancer. I had Mohs Surgery the following week. That white scaly patch the size of a dime on my skin was a big cancer below. I had a total of 19 sutures inside and out. I thank God for Dr Case and his staff. I had no fear at any time. Now I have check ups yearly and more often if I have concerns about anything suspicious.”
Her words of advice to you?
“Never assume…..get it checked out.”
Sadly her story isn’t the only one. Dr. Case says, “I treat multiple fast growing skin cancers everyday.”
“It’s why we push so hard for all of our patients to make follow up appointments, especially if they’ve had a history of cancer,” Gretchen McCabe, Nurse Practitioner says. “Sometimes I think people see skin checks and dermatology appointments as optional. Seeing how skin cancer impacts so many of our patients, these checks are necessary.”
These are just a few more stories that our patients have shared with our online community recently:
“Excellent doctor and staff. He found my melanoma. Saved my life!”
“Been seeing Dr. Case for 21 years (year 2000) I had Melanoma, and yes I still see him every 6 months. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
“I had a concern about a changing mole and didn’t want to wait until my annual exam to get it checked. I easily made an appointment to see Gretchen, they did a biopsy, and it came back as melanoma. Again, the staff was compassionate delivering the news and explaining the diagnosis and treatment. Even though they deal with this all the time, they recognized that this was my first time. I just had my surgery to remove the spot, and Gretchen was amazing. Very grateful for their expertise!”
“My husband Jim was seen by Dr Case with a very large skin cancer on top of his head…Dr Case removed this & saved Jim’s life.”
Granted there are other skin issues we treat regularly, but cancer is the most serious. That’s why we started offering Mohs Surgery back in 2002. It’s a way for our patients to remove certain cancer cells and know for a fact that it’s removed before they ever leave our office.
So, are you at risk?
Only ⅓ of Americans are concerned about getting skin cancer, so the probability is that you aren’t too concerned about it either. But, should you be? Are you at risk?
70% of Americans are. So out of 10 people…7 of them are at risk of getting skin cancer in their lifetime (source. aad.org).
Should you make an appointment?
Yes, if any of the following apply to you:
- If you notice changes to your skin.
- If you see a mole or patch of skin bleeding.
- If you have any new moles, rashes or skin irregularities you’ve noticed pop up.
- If you just aren’t sure and have questions about your skin health.
Who should see us?
Everyone. We treat every age. Your skin is your largest organ. That means it’s vital to your overall health and it can sometimes give clues that indicate underlying problems such as lupus, cancer, allergies, etc.
“We have been taking care of families for years. From the mother scheduling her annual skin check to her fourteen-year-old son struggling with acne and her father who may be suffering from advanced skin cancer, we treat specialized skin care needs for the entire family,” Dr. Case explains.
Do you need to book an appointment? Most likely the answer is yes. Remember Phyllis’s words: “Never assume…get it checked out.”