Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. If left unchecked, these cancer cells can spread from the skin into other tissues and organs.
The best method to treat skin cancer is to prevent it or to catch it in the early stages. Prevention can be accomplished by avoiding sun damage, and early detection is possible with regular skin cancer screenings.
Developed by and named for Dr. Frederic Mohs, this surgical procedure is the most effective method for treating skin cancer. Boasting a cure rate of 99 percent for first time cancers, the procedure requires only a local anesthetic and rarely requires hospitalization. Dr. Purvisha Patel and Dr. Julie Jefferson are both trained in Mohs surgery.
Excisional Surgery is used to remove benign and malignant lesions.