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Understanding Skin Cancer

Young Beautiful WomanSkin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is easy to ignore in its early stages, and often mistaken for other, benign skin conditions. Yet every type of skin cancer is serious, and warrants evaluation and treatment from a Board-Certified Dermatologist. Dr. Amanda Lloyd at Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas helps patients throughout North County San Diego minimize risk and stay skin cancer-free.

Skin Cancer Facts

  • There are numerous types of skin cancer. However, the three most common are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
  • Basal cell carcinoma is the most common. One in five Americans will have a basal cell carcinoma in their lifetime.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma is a frequent cancer on the head and neck. It can spread rapidly to the lymph nodes and other organs if not treated in a timely manner.
  • Melanoma is often deadly. Thus, it is imperative to have your skin checked at least annually for any dark, black, or odd looking moles.
  • All types of skin cancer are due to the interaction of harmful UV rays from the sun and the skin. Therefore, it is imperative to take appropriate precautions to shield your skin from the sun.

Advanced Treatment Options

Each case of skin cancer is unique. Dr. Amanda Lloyd has an extensive background in managing skin cancer, including research focused on treating the disease in organ transplant patients and increasing their awareness of this dangerous potentiality. She has training in a broad range of skin cancer treatment techniques, including biopsy, traditional excision, Mohs micrographic surgery, and cosmetic reconstruction. Patients know they can count on her capability and compassion through every step of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Dr. Lloyd partners with you to treat your skin cancer, and to get your skin healthy and radiant again. Call (760) 642-6674.

Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


She can help you look and feel even more amazing in your skin because she is well trained in all aspects of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and venous disease.

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