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Daniel M. Stewart, DO
Brian Stewart, DO
Kacie Stoll, MSN, NP-C
Wei Su, MD
Caroline Sulich-Moore, DNP
Mary G. Veremis-Ley, DO
Rebecca Wang, MD
Katherine Wasek, PA-C
Megan Winkler, FNP-C
Zijian Zheng, DO
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Clinton Township Office (Ste. 228)
Clinton Township Office (Ste. 100)
Farmington Hills Office
Midwest Skin Cancer Surgery Office
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We have a wide range of services designed to address your specific skincare needs.
Conditions Acne
Actinic Keratosis
Angiomas & Hemangiomas
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Hair Loss & Alopecia
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Skin Cancer
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Excisions & Biopsies
Mohs Surgery
Mole Removal
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Ultraviolet Light Therapy
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Our cosmetic services are tailored to remedy your skincare needs.
Conditions Acne
Brown Spots and Discoloration
Crows Feet
Dark Eye Circles
Double Chin
Enlarged Pores
Lines and Wrinkles
Sagging Skin
Skin Pigmentation
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Treatments & Procedures Botox® & Dysport®
Chemical Peels
CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facial Fillers
Hair Removal
Laser Resurfacing
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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is the most prevalent type of skin cancer and holds the top spot as the most frequently diagnosed form among all cancers. When found early, BCC can be effectively treated.

What is it?

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most prevalent type of skin cancer, often resulting from extended sun exposure or tanning bed use. It originates in the basal cells, located in the deepest layer of the skin. BCC typically presents as a slow-growing, painless lesion that is a skin-colored, brown, black, or blue nodule on the skin's surface, typically found on the most sun-exposed regions such as the face, ears, neck, scalp, shoulders or back. Although generally non-aggressive and slow-progressing, BCC can lead to substantial local damage and scarring if neglected. Since it seldom moves or metastasizes to other body parts, its primary impact is on the quality of life rather than lifespan, since it can be cured and tends to cause minimal scarring when treated early.

How is it treated?

Dermatologists hold a critical role in the detection, treatment and management of basal cell carcinoma. The earlier we catch BCC, the more efficient and effective the treatment. Our board-certified dermatologists will ensure you have the right diagnosis via clinical inspection, dermoscopy and, if needed, a skin biopsy examined under microscope. 

Based on the size, location and type of BCC, our team will prescribe the best treatment option for you – from surgical procedures to topical or oral treatments. Our dermatologists will also prescribe a prevention plan, including proper sun protection and regular skin self-checks. 

If you have a suspicious spot, schedule with one of our offices in Farmington Hills, Shelby Township, Clinton Township, Warren or St. Claire Shores, Michigan. Remember, early detection helps make treatment effective and minimizes impact on surrounding healthy skin.

We would love to get started on a solution that perfectly fits your needs.