Skin Biopsy

A skin biopsy is when a piece of skin is removed from the skin. The skin will then be sent to a pathology laboratory where …

Mohs Surgery

WHAT IS MOHS SURGERY? Moh’s surgery is a specialized, highly effective technique for removing skin cancers. It was developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Frederick …

Wound Care

Patient instructions for care of a wound after surgery You will have a bulky “pressure dressing” on the surgery area. KEEP THIS DRESSING DRY. Keep …

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

It is the second most common skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma. It afflicts more than 200,000 Americans each year. It arises from the top …

Basal Cell Carcinoma

It is the most common form of skin cancer, affecting 800,000 Americans each year. In fact, it is the most common of all cancers. One …

Actinic Keratosis

What You Should Know About This Common Precancer You have surely seen an actinic keratosis. The name may be unfamiliar, but the appearance is commonplace. …

Sun Damage

Why is the sun so bad for my skin? The sun’s rays, which are called ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays (UVA and UVB rays) damage …

Mole Management

What does a normal mole look like? A normal mole is a solid tan, brown, dark brown or flesh colored. Its edges are well defined. …

Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Even so, if diagnosed and removed while it is still thin and limited to the outermost …

Skin Cancer Treatment

Treatment Options After a physician’s examination, a biopsy will be performed to confirm the diagnosis. This involves removing a piece of the affected tissue and …