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Nicholas A. Benner, DO
Erin M. Finneran, PA-C
Alison Himes, DO
Mary Jo Jacobson Kendrick, MD
C. Ryan Kirkland, MD
Caitlin Lavilla, PA-C
Kimberly Radloff, MD
Koriann Reed, MD
Kara Roche, PA-C
Shannon C. Trotter, DO, FAOCD, FAAD
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Canal Winchester
Grove City
Urbana Office
Washington Court House
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We have a wide range of services designed to address your specific skincare needs.
Conditions Acne
Actinic Keratosis
Angiomas and Hemangiomas
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Hair Loss & Alopecia
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Skin Cancer
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
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Treatments & Procedures Biologics & Topical Medications
Excisions & Biopsies
Full Body Exam
Mohs Surgery
Mole Removal
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
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Our cosmetic services are tailored to remedy your skincare needs.
Conditions Acne
Brown Spots and Discoloration
Crows Feet
Enlarged Pores
Lines and Wrinkles
Skin Pigmentation
Spider Veins
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Treatments & Procedures Botox® & Dysport®
CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facial Fillers
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy
Scar Treatments
Tattoo Removal
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Basal Cell Carcinoma

The most common form of skin cancer often seen on areas of the skin exposed more frequently to sunlight, such as the head and neck. When found early, basal cell carcinoma can be effectively treated.

What is it?

Basal cell carcinoma not only holds the record as the most prevalent type of skin cancer but also ranks as the most common amongst all forms of cancer. This cancer begins in the basal cells, a variety of skin cell responsible for generating new skin cells as older ones die off. Basal cell carcinoma often manifests as a skin-colored, brown, black, or blue nodule on the skin's surface. People of all skin tones can develop this type of cancer, but those with lighter skin, those who rarely protect their skin from the sun, and/or those who frequently use tanning beds are at a heightened risk. Typically, basal cell carcinoma appears predominantly on skin areas most exposed to sunlight, such as the head and neck. 

Most basal cell carcinomas exhibit slow growth and seldom metastasize to other body parts. They can be cured and tend to cause minimal scarring when treated, especially in our dermatology clinics throughout the Greater Columbus area in Dublin, Canal Winchester, Urbana, Circleville, Washington Courthouse, Grove City and Marysville, Ohio.

How is it treated?

Early detection of most basal cell carcinomas allows for successful treatment and cure, reducing the risk of life-threatening consequences. A typical symptom of basal cell carcinoma is a slowly expanding skin spot that doesn't seem to heal and occasionally bleeds. The board-certified dermatologists at Dermatologists of Greater Columnus can offer a wide array of treatment alternatives, including topical medications, Mohs surgery, excisional surgery, cryosurgery, and laser therapy, to effectively combat this condition. Schedule an appointment with our highly skilled providers to get diagnosed and start a treatment plan that's best for you and your skin.

We would love to get started on a solution that perfectly fits your needs.