Skin Cancer in NJ

Early detection of skin cancer in NJ is critical in curing the disease. Most skin cancer can be cured if it is caught in time. This is why Dr. Geller and his team are so concerned and encourage people to prevent malignant melanoma and other skin cancers by limiting their sun exposure and have any moles or skin lesions that appear abnormal checked by a Dermatologist.

There are three main types of skin cancer. These are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. The most dangerous of these is malignant melanoma, which is fatal if it is not discovered early enough. Features to look out for are moles that have dark or have irregular colors, have irregular borders, or are asymmetric. Lesions that change shape, color or texture, or become sore, itchy or bleed, also should be checked.

4 examples of Malignant Melanoma.

4 examples of Malignant Melanoma.

How you can protect yourself from Skin Cancer in NJ

The people who are at most risk for skin cancer are fair-skinned and have a history of sunburns, but it can occur in anyone. Women are more prone to develop melanoma on their legs and men on their backs. This difference is largely due to the areas that men and women expose to the sun. We are all safer if we protect our skin from too much sunshine. Avoid exposure from 11am to 3pm when it is at its strongest and wear SPF30 sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat. It is also possible to find sun protective clothing online.

If you notice any alterations in moles or are concerned about changes in your skin, you should book a consultation immediately, but why wait until then? Dr. Geller recommends that everyone should have his or her skin checked once a year.

Book your annual examination and protect yourself against skin cancer in NJ.

Examples of Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma from left to right.

Office Update

In these uncertain times we would like to assure our patients that we are open to serve your dermatologic needs.

Protecting your health now is more important than ever, and the safety for our patients and staff is our utmost concern. We are adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Dermatology safety guidelines to ensure the safety of your visit to our office.

We have implemented the following procedures and steps:

  • You can now check in for appointments directly from your car, and a nurse will escort straight to your exam room.
  • Masks are required for all patients and staff, and staff members are required to wear gloves.
  • Office appointments will be spread out to minimize interactions with others and to maintain social distancing.
  • Sanitary office environment. The office is sanitized and disinfected multiple times a day, including before and after each patient visit.
  • Staff are required to wash their hands before and after every patient with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
  • Telehealth Visits. We can also see patients virtually from the privacy and safety of their homes. For more information on the ease and convenience of a telehealth visit, please see below. Depending on your condition, we may need to see you at the office.
  • The Dermatology Specialists can now order COVID-19 antibody testing for all patients through local labs such as LabCorp and Quest. There is no cost to you per the 4/11/20 Press Release at regarding Expanded Coverage for Essential Diagnostic Services Amid COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
  • Patient and staff safety remain our number one concern.

For telehealth instructions, download the following PDF Here