Skin Cancer and Mohs Surgery

 

How Common is Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that about 9,500 people in America are diagnosed with skin cancer every day and that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The most common skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma (BCC) followed by squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Other types of skin cancers include melanoma, and merkel cell carcinoma. Dr. Sean Mazloom is an expert in skin cancer surgery and facial reconstructive surgery. 

 

What Are the Survival Rates for Skin Cancers?

Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are highly curable if detected early and treated properly. If melanoma is detected and treated early and before it spreads to the lymph nodes it has a high 5-year survival rate (99%). However, 5-year survival rates for melanoma is certainly worse if it spreads to lymph nodes and other organs. In fact, most skin cancer deaths are due to melanomas. Dr. Mazloom emphasize on the role of prevention and early detection and treatment of skin cancers for the best outcome.

 

What Are the Risk factors for Developing Skin Cancers?

  • Exposure to natural light (especially intermittent sun exposure)

  • Tanning bed use

  • Lighter skin (especially those that easily get sunburns)

  • Blond or red hair individuals

  • Those with compromised immune system (either due to certain medical conditions or medications)

  • Organ transplant patients

  • People with more than 50 moles, atypical moles, or very large moles (increased risk of developing melanoma)

  • Personal or family history of melanoma

  • Melanoma survivors have an approximately nine-fold increased risk of developing another melanoma compared to the general population

 

Are There Any Preventive Measures to Protect You Against Skin Cancer?

  • Sun protection by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and using a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher

  • Avoidance of tanning beds

  • Seeing a dermatologist if you or your primary care physician find a suspicious mole or growth

  • Regular dermatology visits for skin cancer screening  (frequency determined by your physician) in patients at higher risk of developing skin cancers. Dr. Mazloom highly recommends all these preventive and screening measures to his patients to avoid skin cancers or to detect them early. 

What Are Some Treatment Options for Skin Cancers?

There are various surgical and non-surgical treatment options for different skin cancers and your dermatologist will discuss those options with you. Dr. Mazloom performs skin cancer surgery for all types of skin cancers including BCC, SCC, and melanoma. He also commonly treats pre-cancerous and certain skin cancers with non-surgical methods. Dr. Mazloom emphasizes on skin cancer prevention by proper use of sun screens, avoidance of excessive UV exposures such as sunbathing and tanning, and skin cancer screening by a dermatologist.

 

What is Mohs Surgery?

 

Mohs micrographic surgery is the most precise technique to remove certain skin cancers with the highest cure rate while preserving the most amount of normal skin. After removal of the skin cancer, it is examined under the microscope by the Mohs surgeon, and once cleared the wound is repaired with sutures or at times by letting it heal naturally. This technique offers a 99% cure rate for most tumors.

Surgery performed by an experienced and cosmetically oriented dermatologic surgeon can achieve the highest cure rate and aesthetically pleasing outcomes. Dr. Mazloom performs Mohs surgery for certain skin cancer types.

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