A skin cancer diagnosis is the last thing anyone wants to hear. You might think that skin cancer is not as serious as other forms of cancer, but it can be. If left untreated, it can progress to the point of being dangerous. Skin cancer can also cause disfigurement, especially when it is in areas that are highly visible, like your face, your scalp, your neck, or your ears. Most importantly of all, you don’t want your life to be threatened by any kind of cancer, including skin cancer. You need to find a treatment plan that is effective. MOHS surgery could be the right procedure for you.
Who is a Candidate for MOHS Surgery?
MOHS surgery is a highly focused procedure that involves removing one layer of affected skin at a time and testing the sample for the presence of cancer. The process will continue, layer by layer, until the skin cancer is no longer detected. We recommend this treatment most often for skin cancer on the face, the scalp, the ears, and the neck. These are areas that could lead to the most noticeable disfigurement. By choosing MOHS surgery, you can get to the root of the problem. MOHS surgery has a high success rate in avoiding a comeback. If you have struggled with more than one bout of skin cancer, this might be the procedure for you.
What Will Happen When You Have MOHS Surgery?
During this procedure, our doctor will target the areas where you have skin cancer. The skin will be tested for cancerous cells. The procedure will continue and could take quite a while to make sure all of the cancerous cells have been removed. Once the cancerous cells are gone, the procedure will conclude. It will be worth it to know that your cancer is gone that day.
Talk to Our Doctor About MOHS Surgery
As you review your treatment options for skin cancer, ask our doctor at Dermatology Consultants of South Florida about MOHS surgery. You will be able to work together to map out the best options for you. If MOHS is considered an effective procedure, you will be able to prepare for your procedure and look forward to the day when you can say goodbye to cancer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.