Our oncologic dermatology services address localized skin cancer lesions as well as metastatic disease. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Skin cancers can be harmful and disfiguring and if left untreated, can sometimes spread throughout the body and be deadly. However, with early detection and treatment, many can be cured.
When appropriately suited, we may recommend a technique called Mohs micrographic surgery to eradicate the skin cancer. Mohs surgery provides the highest possible cure rate for many skin cancers. This specialized office-based procedure involves removing the tumor and then immediately assessing 100% of the margin under the microscope to ensure complete removal. No other surgical procedure examines 100% of the margin while leaving as much normal surrounding skin as possible.
Medical Dermatology Specialists diagnoses and/or treats the following oncologic conditions when affecting the skin and surrounding tissues:
- B cell lymphoma
- Basal cell skin cancer
- Kaposi’s sarcoma
- Melanoma skin cancer
- Squamous cell skin cancer
- T cell lymphoma
- Other rare skin cancers
As a routine part of our exams, we look for irregularities in the skin that may look to be precancerous growths. By helping patients notice these areas early, we can recommend treatments for these areas to decrease the risk of developing skin cancer.