Basal Cell Carcinoma
The Most Common Form of Skin Cancer is 99% Curative
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is a type of skin cancer that originates from damaged cells in the top layer of the skin. It is the most common type of skin cancer and is often seen in areas that receive the most sun exposure like the head and neck. It can also be seen on the hands, arms, chest, legs, and back. Occasionally it is seen on non-sun exposed areas as well.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer that originates from damaged cells in the top layer of the skin. It is the second most common type of skin cancer and is frequently seen on areas that receive the most sun exposure such as the ears, lips, face, arms, and legs. SCC can be aggressive and spread to other parts of the body so early diagnosis and treatment is important.
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that originates from the pigment producing cells of the skin. Melanoma is the least common but also most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is usually seen on sun exposed areas like the legs or back, but it can also be seen in non-sun exposed areas and can occur anywhere on the body. Melanoma often appears like a new mole or it can begin from an existing mole. If left untreated, melanoma will grow deep into the skin and has the potential to spread to other parts of the body and become fatal. If detected early it is almost always curable.
Other Skin Cancers & Lesions
- Microcytic Adnexal Carcinoma
- Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
- Atypical Fibroxanthoma (AFX)
- Sebaceous Carcinoma
- Actinic Keratosis (AK)
- Atypical/Dyplastic Nevi
Mohs Micrographic surgery is a safe and highly effective technique whereby skin cancers are removed under complete microscopic control. By using the mapping technique and complete microscopic control, the Mohs surgeon can pinpoint areas involved with cancer that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye and can sometimes be missed by a traditional excision.