Skin cancer affects millions of Americans every year, and thousands die from this prevalent disease. However, early detection and treatment can greatly reduce the risks of skin cancer spreading. Mohs surgery is considered the most effective treatment for skin cancer, a treatment we offer at Olansky Dermatology Associates in Roswell, GA.
Skin cancer is common on the face, head, shoulders and chest, areas most likely to be exposed to UV rays. Removing cancerous moles and other growths is the best way to stop the spread of cancer to the internal organs. Mohs surgery allows for advanced methods to remove cancer cells while reducing the amount of healthy tissue lost, especially in noticeable areas like the face and chest.
What is Mohs Surgery?
Removing the skin cancer cells is the most effective treatment for basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Mohs surgery uses an advanced, precise method to remove skin cancer growths a layer at a time until all the cancer cells are gone. This is a slow and meticulous process; at each stage, tissue samples from the removed skin are examined under a microscope. Once the samples no longer contain cancer cells, the process is complete. Mohs surgery allows for precision removal of cancer cells while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible.
Dr. David Olansky is an experienced Mohs micrographic surgeon who can perform skin cancer removal surgery at our clinic in Roswell. While the surgery is lengthy, it can usually be performed on an outpatient basis in the comfort of our clinic. Mohs surgery has fantastic cure rates at five years of 99% for new skin cancers, 95% for reoccurring cancers.
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer or have skin moles or growths that look suspicious, contact our team at Olansky Dermatology Associates. We offer diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, including Mohs surgery, at our clinic in Roswell.