According to the CDC, more than 77,000 new cases of melanoma occur in the United States per year. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
So if you suspect you might have melanoma, it’s best to have it checked right away. Knott Street Dermatology provides melanoma examination and treatment in the Portland, Oregon area.
Melanomas are cancerous growths that develop when damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from exposure to the sun or tanning beds) triggers mutations (genetic defects) that cause the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. Melanomas often resemble moles, and some can develop from atypical moles.
Most melanomas are black or brown, but they can also be skin-colored, pink, red, purple, blue, or even white. People with fair skin and light eyes are genetically predisposed to the disease. If melanoma is recognized and treated early, it is usually curable. However, if left untreated, the cancer can advance and spread to other parts of the body, where it becomes hard to treat and can be fatal. Regular self-examination and medical full skin exams are highly recommended for surveillance and early detection.
To schedule a consultation for skin cancer screening and possible treatment, feel free to reach out to us. Knott Street Dermatology in Portland, Oregon also meets the needs of patients from nearby Lake Oswego, West Linn, Beaverton and Clackamas.
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Tanya Wayne PA-C
Tanya is originally from North Dakota-the land of flax and canola and a place where everyone is empowered to be imperfect. Growing up active in sports lead her to North Dakota State University where she pursued a double major in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. Her upbringing set the stage for her love of sports, health, the outdoors and travel.
Tanya moved to Oregon in 2003 was accepted to Pacific University School of Physician Studies. She earned her MPAS and has been practicing medicine here for over 15 years. She is well versed in many areas of clinical practice but her passion has always been in aesthetics. Tanya is excited to be working with the team at Knott Street Aesthetics where the focus is on educating the public about evidence-based anti-aging strategies and techniques.
Aging is an inevitable phenomenon but also has a wonderful beauty we should have respect for. “
Olivia Gill LE,CAE
Olivia graduated from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics in 2015 and has been working full time as a Certified Advanced Esthetician and Laser Safety Officer for the last 6 years. Olivia’s favorite part about her job is helping her patients feel more confident in their own skin. She takes pride in tailoring each skin care regimen and treatment plan to fit everyone’s lifestyle and budget. When she’s not pampering patients, she enjoys camping, traveling, and quality time spent with her family, husband, and Corgi puppy- Ginger!
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