Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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

Basal Cell Carcinoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

There are many different types of skin cancer, but basal cell carcinoma is the most common and most easily treatable. Basal cell carcinoma tends to occur on exposed parts of the body, usually appearing as a small growth on the face, where you tend to get the most sun. “While it rarely spreads to other areas, it’s still important to be on Continue reading

Skin Cancer Risks with Biologic Medications

“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United states with a one in five chance of being diagnosed during a persons’ lifetime” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified Dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Known risk factors include UV light exposure and genetic predisposition, however new evidence is shedding light on the increased Continue reading

Reclassified: Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (MSDO)

Mohs surgery has long been recognized as the gold standard for treating cancers of the skin. Recently however, the American Board of Dermatology has renamed and reclassified training programs that teach this procedure so it is now referred to as Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (MSDO). “Mohs surgery is actually named after Dr. Fred Mohs, the surgeon who invented the Continue reading

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