Skin Cancer Treatment in Boca Raton

Published on April 15, 2016

Skin cancer treatment at Boca Mohs Surgery includes a plan designed to treat specific types of cancer. Mohs surgery is the most common therapy for skin cancer. Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are typically removed by this type of treatment.

With Mohs surgery, very thin layers of tissue are removed and looked at immediately under a microscope. The skin is numbed before the cancer is removed. Occasionally, a mild sedative may be given.

If skin cancer cells can be seen in the layer, Dr. Jeffrey Marcus continues shaving off layers one at a time until all cancerous tissue is carefully removed.

The surgery is typically performed at a doctor’s office as an outpatient procedure, which means the patient is free to go home that same day.Mohs surgery minimizing any post-surgical marks and requires a shorter healing time than treatments that remove the entire area at once.

To learn more about skin cancer treatment and how to deal with the various forms of skin cancer, contact our office in Boca Raton.