Skin cancer can develop in people of all ages and backgrounds; it’s a disease that does not discriminate. As a board-certified dermatologist and well-known skin cancer specialist, Dr. Adam Mamelak strives to bring awareness to the condition, as well as fight the growing problem. His commitment to reducing skin cancer rates has earned him distinctions from prestigious organizations over the years, including the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).
In 2013 and 2014, the ASDS named Dr. Mamelak a Choose Skin Health Top Screener, as a result of him providing more skin cancer screenings than any other physician in his region, which is composed of 9 states. The ASDS is the largest specialty organization in the country and is made up of top dermatologic surgeons. Dr. Mamelak continues to perform numerous skin cancer screenings each year, helping men and women detect potential abnormalities as early as possible.
When it comes to skin cancer, there are varying signs that can indicate a malignancy—such as new growths, evolving moles, sores that won’t heal, and sensation changes (like itching or bleeding). Being aware of these signs, as well as attending annual skin cancer screenings, is essential for catching skin cancer in its earliest stages.
Using the Mohs micrographic technique, Dr. Mamelak performs skin cancer removal surgery with an over 99% cure rate. This specialized procedure entails gradually removing layers of cancerous tissue until it is completely gone. The technique is not only highly effective but also helps preserve healthy tissue by only removing as much of the tissue as needed.
With the increasing rate of skin cancer, Dr. Mamelak urges men and women to take preventative measures to reduce their risk of developing the disease. He encourages people to minimize their exposure to direct sunlight, regularly apply sunscreen, and wear protective clothing and gear (like sunglasses and hats). Even on overcast days, harmful sun rays can damage the skin, which is why practicing these habits regardless of the weather is important for overall health.
Contact The Austin Mohs Surgery Center to schedule your skin cancer screening with Dr. Mamelak.