Skin cancer consultation and treatments are provided for
patients who are concerned about a skin growth or mole. Patients can either
arrange their own consultation with Dr. Mallen or be referred to him by
their primary care provider or dermatologist.
In an initial consultation, patients complete a
questionnaire focusing on past medical history, family history and issues
regarding exposure to the sun or tanning beds. Dr. Mallen focuses on
changes in color or increase in growth and the overall appearance of skin
lesions which influence his degree of concern. Recommendations are
made which may include observation, biopsy or excision. All removed
specimens are sent to a pathologist for diagnosis.