About Skin Cancer
Skin cancer commonly develops on sun-exposed parts of the body such as the face and scalp. Depending on the type of skin cancer, its appearance may resemble a non-healing sore, a crusted or scaly patch, a pearly bump, or an irregular dark spot. Any new lesion that appears or long-standing lesion that changes should be evaluated and potentially biopsied to determine if it is a skin cancer.
Many options are available to treat skin cancer today, depending on the cancer’s type, size, depth and location. For skin cancers on the face and neck, surgical removal is frequently performed by a dermatologist with special training in a technique known as Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery removes cancerous tissue and evaluates it under a microscope to ensure that all of its roots and extensions have been eliminated. Mohs surgery is particularly useful for recurrent or aggressive cancers and for those in sensitive anatomic areas like the nose, lips, or ears where maximum preservation of tissue is important for maintaining normal appearance and function.
Reconstruction after Skin Cancer
Once skin cancer has been removed, proper reconstruction of the treated area is paramount to prevent distortion of the tissues and loss of normal function. With extensive training in skin cancer treatment and reconstruction, Dr. Daines will spearhead your skin cancer management. Whether you have already been diagnosed with a skin cancer or you have a lesion you would like evaluated, Dr. Daines will utilize his expertise to expedite and maximize your care.
Dr. Daines is affiliated with the Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center, a prestigious facility in Newport Beach staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of physicians who specialize in treating and curing skin cancer. Depending on your needs, Dr. Daines will evaluate your condition, perform a biopsy if needed, review outside records, order additional testing if necessary, and coordinate your care to deliver the most effective treatment plan possible. As a fellowship-trained, board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Daines takes tremendous pride in his surgical reconstructions following skin cancer removal and is uncompromising in his efforts to achieve exceptional results.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a skin cancer or has a lesion on the skin that needs to be evaluated, call 949-397-6499 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daines.
*Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven M Daines has written information about Skin Cancer that has been carefully reviewed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us using our form below.
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