More than one million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the U.S. each year, and one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime. While most skin cancers can be treated and removed utilizing the Mohs micrographic technique, there are tumors (including some forms of melanoma, some sarcomas, and certain forms of Merkle cell carcinoma) that require a different surgical approach for complete removal of the tumor. These may require staged excisions.
Surgical excision of a skin lesion (or the removal of cancerous skin cells) requires Dr. Bailey to create an incision and remove the affected tissue area as well as a small amount of healthy tissue to ensure all cancerous areas are removed. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
At the Naaman Clinic, patients are treated case by case, as Dr. Bailey designs and implements tailored treatment plans specific to each patient’s needs. The choice of which technique is used to remove the tumor is guided by National Cancer Care Network Guidelines.
Though skin cancer can be a worrisome diagnosis, the Naaman Clinic utilizes years of experience and training, coupled with innovative technology and procedures, to create a treatment plan to best serve each patient.