Skin cancer is the world’s most common cancer, and over a million people in the US develop it each year. Around 20 percent of Americans will develop skin cancer at some point. There are several different types of skin cancer, and the three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. Fortunately, skin cancer treatment in Atlanta can be very successful if the cancer is caught early enough.
There are many skin cancer treatment options. Our team will choose a treatment based on the type of cancer, its location, its size, and its severity, among other factors.
What is Mohs Surgery?
Also known as Mohs micrographic surgery, Mohs surgery is a procedure used to treat squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. Our doctor is especially likely to choose it if the patient has a more severe case.
Mohs surgery is a meticulous procedure. Our doctor will excise a layer of cancerous tissue along with a margin of seemingly healthy tissue. The doctor will then take it for analysis. If cancer cells are found in the margin, the surgeon will excise another layer. The process will be repeated until tissue samples are found with no cancer cells. Mohs surgery has an extremely high cure rate, and it typically requires only one visit for the patient to complete their treatment.
What is Curettage and Electrodesiccation?
Curettage and electrodesiccation is a skin cancer treatment often favored by dermatologists. We typically use it on basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas.
If you believe you may have a form of skin cancer, or if you are seeking out your skin cancer treatment options, the professionals at Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta would be more than happy to discuss your options with you. We are conveniently located in Alpharetta, GA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!