Squamous Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer Removal

What is squamous cell cancer?

Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is a common form of skin cancer that causes an abnormal, accelerated growth of squamous cells. Squamous cells are flat cells located near the surface of the skin. Squamous cell cancer is caused by the change in the DNA of these cells, causing them to multiply uncontrollably.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Removal:

Most squamous cell carcinomas of the skin can be cured when treated early. Treatment should happen as soon as possible before the skin cancer becomes more difficult to treat and spreads to local lymph nodes, distant tissues and organs.

Mohs surgery:

Mohs surgery is considered the most effective technique for treating squamous cell carcinomas. During mohs surgery, the cancerous layers of skin are removed until only non-cancerous skin remains. The procedure is done in our office and only requires a local anesthetic. After your dermatologist removes the cancerous tissues, it will be analyzed to determine if any more tissue needs to be removed. Mohs surgery is the most precise method of skin cancer removal. It focuses on the removal of tissue in the area where the cancer is growing to minimize the chance of regrowth and provides minimal scarring. At ForCare Medical Center, our team of medical professionals are trained to remove skin cancer in various ways. Depending on the type of skin cancer that is present, our dermatology team will discuss with you the appropriate treatment options and create a plan suitable for you. Contact ForCare Medical Center today to schedule your appointment.

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