Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It develops most often on skin that is exposed to the sun, but it can occur on other areas of skin as well. Your risk of skin cancer can be reduced if you limit your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Check your skin for suspicious changes to help detect skin cancer at its early stages. Early detection and treatment of skin cancer provides the greatest chance of successful treatment.
If you have skin cancer, Dr. Kraig K. Jenson, Byron Edwards or Dr. Devin Burr may recommend Mohs surgery in Orem, Utah. During this surgery, our dermatologists will remove and examine thin layers of skin that contain skin cancer. This is done until only cancer-free tissues remain. Mohs surgery removes as much of the cancerous tissue as possible while doing minimal damage to the surrounding healthy skin tissues. This technique is done using a local anesthetic. Unlike standard skin cancer surgery, during which the visible cancer and a small amount surrounding healthy tissue is removed at the same time, Mohs surgery allows our dermatologists to verify that all cancerous cells have been removed at the time of surgery. This increases the likelihood of a cure and reduces the need for additional surgery or treatments.
Feel free to contact Dermatology Center today at 801-224-5200 for more information and to schedule an appointment.