Skin cancer has many forms, and each responds well to specific treatment protocols. If you have been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, we at Advanced Dermatology of San Clemente can help with Mohs surgery. This state-of-the-art method may also be utilized for other skin cancers, too, including certain tumors. Our skin specialist in Dana Point can discuss the applicability of this procedure for your skin cancer.
Mohs surgery does not require a hospital stay. You can have it done on an outpatient basis, with the tumor being removed in its entirety. This method is so beneficial because it does not affect the surrounding non-cancerous skin. Large tumors are most often the target of Mohs surgery; ones that are difficult to treat because of their location or that have grown back after previous treatment; or around the nose or eyes, or other parts of the body where the aesthetic component is going to be essential. And even if other treatments have been tried and failed to yield the necessary results, our skin specialist in Dana Point can still employ Mohs surgery. Certainly, leaving healthy skin unaffected is an outstanding feature, but not the only one that Mohs can boast. It has a near 100% chance of removing all of the cancer cells, which greatly improves the chances for your full recovery. Our skin specialist in Dana Point wants you to come in and be evaluated for your eligibility for Mohs surgery in a timely manner. As with any type of cancer anywhere in your body, early detection and treatment is closely linked with the best outcomes. And you have the added benefit of having it done by a highly experienced skin specialist in Dana Point.
Book an appointment with us. Come in and have all your questions answered about Mohs and if you’re a good candidate for it.