When Mohs Surgery Is the Best Treatment for Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer Care Specialists | June 28, 2017
When you find out you have skin cancer, there are a lot of possible treatment options available to you, depending on the type, location and progression of your disease—but none that offers a higher cure rate than Mohs surgery. While other treatments such as freezing, surgical removal, laser surgery, scraping, burning, etc., can all be effective, they each require your surgeon to figure out what to do with the areas around a tumor. Mohs surgery, on the other hand, offers distinct advantages. It also can be used on almost any type of skin cancer.
So what are the situations when Mohs surgery makes the most sense for skin cancer treatment? Here are a few examples:
- The cancer is located in scar tissue
- It is located in a large area
- It is located on a part of the skin where cosmetic appearance matters
- It has recurred after a previous treatment
- It has ill-defined edges
- It is growing quickly
When you do make the decision to undergo Mohs surgery for skin cancer, it’s vital that you select a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon who offers the highest standard of quality. Working with someone like Dr. Weisberg, you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re working with a surgeon who completed an accredited Mohs fellowship training program in addition to a dermatology residency, and has over 15 years of hands-on experience in the field.
Are you interested in learning more about Mohs surgery and working with Dr. Weisberg? Set up a consultation today!