There are various types of skin cancer, and the three most common are:
The goal of skin cancer treatment is to get rid of all of the cancer while leaving the smallest scar possible. Dr. Bingham considers the size and location of the skin cancer, as well as how long you’ve had it. He also takes into account the chance of scarring and your overall health.
Treatment may include excision of the skin cancer, which is when Dr. Bingham applies a local anesthetic and then cuts out the cancer, along with a little bit of the tissue around it. He then stitches the skin back together.
Other possible treatments include:
Mohs surgery is a specialized surgical technique to remove skin cancer. During the procedure, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are removed one by one and examined, until only cancer-free skin remains. With Mohs surgery, the surgeon -- whom Dr. Bingham will personally bring into the office -- can remove all of the cancer while doing minimal damage to the tissue around it. Mohs also has a very high cure rate.
If you need skin cancer surgery or are concerned about possible precancerous growths, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bingham today.
Coastal Hills Dermatology accepts the following insurance providers. Please contact our office or your insurance provider directly for specific questions related to coverage.
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