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Skin Cancer Treatment Newnan

A variety of types of skin cancer can impact people of different ages. Prior to diagnosis, skin cancer screening will provide medical professionals with the information needed to make a firm diagnosis. After determining the issue, patients will begin some form of skin cancer treatment with a physician. Mohs surgery is one type of treatment that some patients may undergo at the Dermatology Institute for Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Surgery.

Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer can set in without serious symptoms. In fact, it is easy to overlook some of the most benign symptoms of skin cancer until the disease has advanced to the point of serious illness. For this reason, it is helpful to schedule skin cancer screenings at regular intervals. This procedure simply involves a physician assessing a patient’s risk factors for developing skin cancer. The physician will also perform diagnostic tests to detect cancer, even in the absence of symptoms. If issues are detected, a patient can then move forward with treatment in a timely fashion.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is the surgical removal of skin cancer. Dr. Frederick Mohs was the surgeon who created this procedure. Mohs surgery is the treatment of choice for large tumors or tumors in the head or neck area, which may have recurred after other treatments. Not every type of skin cancer is a good candidate for Mohs surgery.

Types of Skin Cancer

Several types of skin cancer are prevalent. Basal cell carcinoma is the most typical variety of cancer. More than 2.8 million cases of basal cell carcinoma are found in the U.S. every year. Squamous cell carcinoma is also common in the U.S. More than 700,000 cases of squamous cell carcinoma are discovered every year in the U.S. Malignant melanoma is the least common form of skin cancer, but it is the most deadly. Melanoma rates have increased, however. Over 76,000 people will receive this diagnosis every year in the U.S.

With timely screening and diagnosis, a physician can recommend the most effective skin cancer treatment to fight this illness and preserve long-term health.

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