skin cancer delray beach florida

Facing a skin cancer diagnosis might feel daunting, but the good news is that you can successfully overcome most types of skin cancer with the proper diagnosis and clinical intervention. At Feinstein Dermatology, we offer you a comprehensive range of care options, including effective skin cancer treatments, right here in Delray Beach, FL.

Protecting Your Skin

Most forms of skin cancer are triggered or exacerbated by direct sun exposure. One of the most effective steps to minimize your risk of cancer is always to wear SPF 30+ sunscreen when you are going to be outside for a prolonged period, not just during summer but year-round.

Types of Skin Cancer

At Feinstein Dermatology, we provide skin cancer treatment for both common and rare types of cancer.


Melanoma, recognized as the most serious form of skin cancer, originates in the melanocytes—cells responsible for producing melanin. Though it is most common on sun-exposed parts of the body, melanoma sometimes occurs in the eyes or even inside the organs.

Basal Cell

Basal cell carcinoma, the most prevalent type of skin cancer, involves the basal cells located on the outer layer of your skin. Damage due to UV exposure can cause these cells to become red or otherwise inflamed, but with early diagnosis and treatment, basal cell carcinoma has a high cure rate.

Squamous Cell

Squamous cell carcinoma is another common type of skin cancer involving damage to the cells found in the middle and outer layers of skin. Squamous cell carcinoma is seldom life-threatening, though it can grow large and spread throughout the body when left untreated.

Merkel Cell

Though rare, Merkel cell carcinoma is very aggressive, requiring prompt intervention. It involves cells at the epidermis’s lowest layer, forming blue-red or flesh-colored nodules. This type of cancer is most common among older people, as well as those who are immunocompromised.

Treatment Options

Following diagnosis, our team may recommend various skin cancer treatment options to treat and cure your condition.

Electrodesiccation and Curettage (ED&C)

Removing skin growths through scraping or burning (electrodesiccation and curettage) is employed for less severe skin cancers, pre-cancers, and benign growths. The process involves injecting a local anesthetic and scraping off the abnormal tissue using a specialized tool. The area is then cauterized to stop bleeding, and this process may be repeated if the growth is cancerous. Dressing the wound until it heals is necessary, typically resulting in a small white mark.


For some types of cancer, doctors perform excision, removing the cancerous area along with surrounding tissues to ensure complete elimination.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a specialized technique recognized for its precision in removing cancerous tissue. With this meticulous approach, the procedure involves the gradual removal of cancerous layers, one at a time, ensuring a thorough and complete extraction of various types of skin cancer. Mohs surgery is considered the gold standard for its unparalleled ability to confirm the total elimination of cancer cells, making it particularly effective in cases where precise removal is crucial. Dr. Feinstein’s proficiency in Mohs surgery underscores his commitment to providing patients with the highest standard of care, emphasizing the efficacy and thoroughness of this innovative surgical method.


Depending on the type of treatment you receive, recovery from skin cancer treatment may take anywhere from several days to a few weeks. Our medical assistants will provide full aftercare instructions to ensure you heal properly and provide maximum comfort following your procedure.

Skin Cancer Treatment FAQs

Surgical removal of the cancerous tissue is frequently the primary treatment for skin cancer. However, in some cases, especially for certain types of skin cancer and at early stages, alternative treatments may be considered. These can vary based on the type and stage of the skin cancer. It’s important to note that the term “cure” in the context of cancer means the complete removal of cancer cells, preventing their recurrence.

Skin cancer treatment costs depend on various factors such as the type of treatment, the extent of the cancer, and the doctor’s skill and experience. We recommend scheduling a consultation to better understand the potential costs and coverage options associated with skin cancer treatment.

When you perform a self-check of your skin, you need to look for moles that have:

  • A diameter larger than 6 millimeters
  • Ragged, poorly defined borders
  • An asymmetrical shape
  • Itching, oozing, or bleeding

Several factors can put you at risk of developing skin cancer, including having:

  • Fair skin and freckles
  • Light hair and eyes
  • A tendency to sunburn easily
  • A family history of skin cancer

Meet Our Board-Certified Dermatology Team

At Feinstein Dermatology in Delray Beach, FL, our commitment is patient satisfaction and loyalty. We are defining the new standard in customer experience and outcomes, striving to lead by example for others to follow. With a dedicated patient base of over thirty-five thousand (35,000) individuals who have entrusted us with their dermatological and cosmetic needs, we have earned our reputation as a leading provider in the field.

Our team comprises dedicated professionals, including board-certified dermatologists, a board-certified Mohs surgeon, and a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. We invite you to experience the exceptional care and dedication that defines Feinstein Dermatology.


Meet Your Providers


Brian Feinstein, D.O., FAAD

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Thomas Cahn, M.D., FAAD

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Lawrence Enisman, M.D., FACS

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Meredith Hancock, M.D., FAAD

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Robb Wilentz, M.D.

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Nathalie Allison-Fecteau, PA-C

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Nicole Fernandez

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Feel Good About Your Skin

At Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that your skin is more than just an organ; it reflects your well-being and confidence. Our dedicated team of board-certified dermatologists and skincare specialists is committed to guiding you on a transformative journey toward feeling fantastic in your own skin. With a personalized approach to dermatological and cosmetic care, we aspire to be your trusted partners for a lifetime of radiant, healthy skin. Take the next step towards embracing your confidence with advanced skincare solutions, cosmetic treatments, or skin cancer care in Delray Beach, FL. Schedule a consultation for skin cancer treatment today at (561) 498-4407.