Basal Cell Carcinoma – Skin Cancer Removal

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five people will develop skin cancer. Fortunately, skin cancer is almost always curable if detected early with regular skin cancer screenings. Most skin cancers appear to be caused by a history of sun exposure.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. It tends to be slow growing and is characterized as a pink, translucent, pearly “pimple” or scaly patch that does not go away. Skin Cancer Skin exams A skin cancer exam is a visual assessment of your skin by a dermatologist or trained physician extender. All areas of the skin are examined from the scalp to the toes. Our medical professional team will look for any suspicious lesions, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinomas, atypical moles and malignant melanoma.

Skin Cancer Skin exams

A skin cancer exam is a visual assessment of your skin by a dermatologist or trained physician extender. All areas of the skin are examined from the scalp to the toes. Our medical professional team will look for any suspicious lesions, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinomas, atypical moles and malignant melanoma.

Mohs Surgery: Skin Cancer Removal

What is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is a surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. During Mohs surgery, the cancerous layers of skin are removed until only non-cancerous skin remains. The procedure is done in-office and only requires a local anesthetic. After your physician removes the cancerous tissue, it will be analyzed to determine if any more tissue needs to be removed.

Why Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is the most precise method of skin cancer removal. The focused removal of tissue in the area where the cancer is growing minimizes the chance for regrowth and provides minimal scarring. Mohs surgery is useful for recurring skin cancer, areas on the face, hands or feet and skin cancer spots that are large or aggressive. At ForCare Medical Center, we can help diagnose and treat your skin cancer. Contact ForCare Medical Center today to schedule your appointment.

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