As an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Steven Greene has been recognized by his patients as a highly skilled practitioner in recognizing the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, affecting more than 2 million Americans every year. Fortunately, it is also a highly treatable form of the disease, although early detection is paramount to a positive outcome. Any new skin growth should be checked by a doctor, especially those with a tan or translucent color or those that appear after the patient reaches age 21. Additionally, all moles and birthmarks should be monitored on a monthly basis and checked for changes in color, size, texture, and shape. Growths that exceed the size of a pencil eraser or moles with irregular, ragged borders should be brought to the attention of a physician or skin specialist. In addition to detection, prevention is equally important. Protection from the sun is a great start, as is avoiding tanning beds and unnecessary exposure to ultraviolet rays.