Being diagnosed with skin cancer can be frightening, especially when it’s in an area where you could be disfigured. The biggest concern is that your cancer could spread or mutate into the most life-threatening form of skin cancer known as melanoma. If you have skin cancer that is recurring or has affected your face, scalp or ears, you may be a candidate for Mohs surgery. When other treatment methods have failed or you need a method that will ensure that practically all of your cancer cells have been eliminated, Mohs surgery could offer you effective skin cancer removal.
Choose Mohs Surgery When You Want Immediate Results
Skin cancer treatment often begins with excision, radioactive creams or laser removal. However, these methods do not guarantee that your skin cancer has been eliminated. Over time, you may see your skin cancer return in the same area. It may worsen. In other cases, your condition may have progressed to the point that you need instant results. When you opt to have Mohs surgery for skin cancer removal, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that any evident cancer cells will be removed on the day of your treatment. You also have a very high success rate that means your skin cancer is unlikely to return.
What Happens During Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer Removal?
Mohs surgery is an outpatient procedure. It’s a form of treatment that takes place in stages. Our surgeon will carefully remove a thin layer of skin in the area that has been affected by skin cancer. This skin will be immediately tested for the presence of skin cancer. The process will continue as layer after layer of your skin is removed until there is no longer any indication of skin cancer. The last stage of treatment involves addressing the area that remains after your skin cancer has been removed. Regardless of what needs to be done to follow up after your surgery, the most important thing is knowing that your skin cancer is gone.
Ask Our Doctor About Mohs Surgery
Whether you have been diagnosed for the first time with skin cancer or your skin cancer has come back again, Mohs surgery could be the solution for you. Make an appointment at Southeastern Dermatology in Lumberton, NC to discuss this innovative procedure with our doctor. Find out if Mohs surgery is the best option to help you rid yourself of the threat that has invaded your skin.
We happily serve clients in the Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about your options for skin cancer removal.