Skin Cancer: Articles & News
Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly effective surgical procedure for the treatment of certain skin cancers. Mohs surgery is recommended for treating high-risk lesions that are subject to high recurrence rates. Because of the expense, time consuming nature, and scarcity of specially trained Mohs surgeons, this procedure is typically not recommended for every form of skin cancer.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and ENT, Hootan Zandifar, discusses the appropriate use of Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer lesions.
Source: NCI Visuals Online. Skin Cancer Foundation
Skin cancer remains a real danger despite aggressive campaigns aimed at increasing awareness and education. Actor and former soccer player Vinnie Jones has told British newspapers that he has had several skin tumors removed from his face and back. Jones mentioned that his disease was diagnosed after he first noticed an irregular blemish near his eye. The former soccer player is attributing his cancer to sun exposure during his years as a soccer player.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer worldwide. Although, this cancer does not typically metastasize, it can cause significant damage to local structures. Because these lesions typically occur on sun exposed areas of the skin such as the face and neck, they can cause functional changes and disfigurement if left untreated.
Los Angeles, plastic surgeon and ENT, Dr. Hootan Zandifar, discusses basal cell carcinoma appearance, prevention, and treatment.