Atypical Fibroxanthoma in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL

If you’re suffering from atypical fibroxanthoma, our team can help. Florida Dermatology Specialists provides expertise and patient-focused care to patients struggling with skin cancer and any other dermatologic concerns. We welcome patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, Fort Pierce and the nearby areas of Florida.

Atypical Fibroxanthoma in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL

What is Atypical Fibroxanthoma?

Atypical fibroxanthoma is an uncommon type of skin cancer that can clinically be mistaken for other types of skin cancer. Like other types of skin cancer, atypical fibroxanthoma is generally associated with aging, x-ray radiation and UV rays, such as through sun exposure. It is most often found on the scalp, face or neck, but can develop in other areas of the body, too.  At times, a deeper variant of this tumor called malignant fibrous histiocytoma can be more problematic.  They may both also be called undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma.

How is Atypical Fibroxanthoma Treated?

Before treating atypical fibroxanthoma, it needs to be diagnosed using a skin biopsy. This ensures we use the appropriate treatment method. If atypical fibroxanthoma is confirmed, we may recommend surgical excision or Mohs surgery. We typically recommend Mohs surgery for large or recurring skin growths, as it is performed with a high success rate, lowest recurrence rate, and minimal damage to the surrounding skin tissue.

How Much Does Atypical Fibroxanthoma Treatment Cost?

The cost of atypical fibroxanthoma treatment at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary depending on the procedures involved and the extent of treatment needed. In most cases, your treatment may be eligible for coverage by health insurance. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and assess your insurance coverage to determine the exact cost of treatment that you will be responsible for.

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What Can I Expect from Atypical Fibroxanthoma Treatment?

Your atypical fibroxanthoma treatment will depend on the severity of your symptoms and the treatment approach that is best for you. Fortunately, patients who receive treatment for atypical fibroxanthoma can expect complete removal of the targeted skin growth. Atypical fibroxanthoma rarely comes back, especially if patients continue to protect the skin from excessive sun exposure.

Why Choose Florida Dermatology Specialists for Atypical Fibroxanthoma Treatment?

Florida Dermatology Specialists is the premier practice for atypical fibroxanthoma treatment, as our team of dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons specialize in patient-focused skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. Led by Dr. Richard Krathen, board-certified Dermatologist, board-certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, we offer the very best in atypical fibroxanthoma treatments to provide patients with safe and effective care.

To learn more about atypical fibroxanthoma treatment or to schedule your consultation, contact us today. We’ll help you take the first steps towards atypical fibroxanthoma treatment. With offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, Florida Dermatology Specialists is proud to serve the residents of Jupiter Farms, Juno Beach, Lake Park and the surrounding areas of Florida.