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The Most Common Locations to Find Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells, and can occur due to exposure to UV rays or other factors. The good news is that skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer and can be treated successfully if detected early. However, it’s important to know where skin cancer is most commonly found Continue reading

Teens & Skin Cancer: Understanding the Risks, Prevention, & Early Detection

As a dermatologist, I strongly advocate for the prevention of skin cancer. One demographic that is often overlooked when it comes to skin cancer prevention is teenagers. This age group may not feel the immediate effects of sun damage but overexposure to UV rays during the teenage years is linked to increased risks of skin cancer later in life. As Continue reading

Will I Scar After MOHS Surgery to Remove My Skin Cancer?

Many people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. While Mohs surgery is a very effective treatment option, patients often wonder if they will be left with a scar. The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, including the size, extent, and location of cancer. In most cases, however, patients can expect to have minimal scarring after Continue reading

The ABC’s of Melanoma Detection

Skin cancer can be a serious condition, especially if it is not treated early on. Fortunately, many cancerous melanomas tend to differentiate themselves from harmless moles, and marks that may indicate skin cancer can be relatively easy to spot if you know what to look for. “Many melanomas are asymmetrical, have unusual borders and colors, are larger than moles, and Continue reading

Advantages Of Mohs Surgery For Skin Cancer Treatment

With recent estimates indicating that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, it’s more important than ever to know what treatments are best. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the two most common forms of skin cancer, are particularly well suited to treatment with Mohs Surgery. What is Mohs Surgery? Pronounced Moes, Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a Continue reading

5 Things You Should Know About Mohs Micrographic Surgery!

Has your medical provider recommended Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) as a treatment option for your skin cancer? Below are 5 Things to Know about MMS before your procedure. 1. Why is Mohs Micrographic Surgery performed? Though your skin cancer may look like a bump or mole on the surface, skin cancers often have irregular borders and “roots” that extend into Continue reading

Why Choose Mohs Surgery To Treat Your Skin Cancer?

  Mohs surgery…does the name ring a bell? No? That’s okay! Most people are unfamiliar with the procedure until they delve into the sea of skin cancer. “Whether you or a loved one has been diagnosed with skin cancer, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself with as much information as possible regarding treatments, outcomes, and your future,” explains Dr. Continue reading

What Makes Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin More Dangerous?

Squamous cell carcinoma (or squamous cell skin cancer) is the second most common skin cancer. These skin cancers arise from normal cells in the epidermis (or the top layer of skin). When these cells mutate into cancerous cells, usually from excessive UV light exposure, they invade into the deeper layers of skin. Although squamous cell skin cancer is not usually Continue reading

What Are The Benefits Of Mohs Surgery?

Mohs Surgery: What Is It? While number of treatment options exist for skin cancer, Mohs surgery has proved to be the most effective, providing both the highest cure rate, and the least amount of scarring. Originally developed by Frederic Mohs, M.D., Mohs surgery is a very particular, in-office technique of removing and examining cancerous tissue layer by layer in order Continue reading

What You Need To Know About How Melanoma Skin Cancers Grow

While it is not the most common type of skin cancer, melanoma can prove to be one of the most dangerous forms. Over 87,000 people will likely receive a melanoma diagnosis in 2017, and nearly 10,000 will die from the disease. “Malignant melanoma develops in melanocyte cells, which form melanin, a dark pigment in the skin,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, Continue reading

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