If left untreated, this disease can continue to progress. Fortunately, advanced treatment offering the highest potential for cure is available. Treatments for skin cancer vary from common ones such as scraping and burning, freezing, radiation and routine excision offered by many physicians to Mohs surgery, an advanced surgical technique performed by highly trained specialists.
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Types of Skin Cancer
There are three main types of skin cancer, Basal cell carcinoma, the most common form, Squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common type, Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, however when caught early is almost always curable.
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Skin Cancer Treatment
Modern treatment options mean most all skin cancers can be treated and/or eradicated completely, but they must be treated early, or they can be deadly. Skin cancer treatment options include Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Photo Dynamic Therapy, Laser Surgery, Cryogenic Surgery and Curettage-electrodesiccation among other skin cancer treatments.
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Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention
A regular skin cancer prevention routine can help protect your skin and prevent skin cancer from occurring. This routine includes regular skin check ups with your dermatologist, application of sun screen when outdoors and appropriate clothing, head and eye wear to protect your skin.
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Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs micrographic surgery is a state-of-the-art treatment for skin cancer. The physician serves as surgeon, pathologist and reconstructive surgeon. This treatment relies on the precision and accuracy of a microscope to trace and remove all of the skin cancer down to its roots.
When compared to other treatments for skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery offers the highest cure rate (over 90%), has the lowest chance of re-growth, minimizes the potential for scarring, and is the most exact and precise means of removing skin cancer.
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