Although skin cancer and melanoma are thought by many people to be the same thing, melanoma is actually one type of skin cancer, its rarest form. Other forms of the disease are less aggressive and more common. We know how important it is to understand the different kinds of skin cancer and their treatments and our La Jolla clinic offers treatment and help for those afflicted with skin cancer.
Mohs surgery is a precise surgical technique used to treat many basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), the two most common types of skin cancer. It is considered the most effective technique for treatment as during surgery, the surgeon can see where the cancer stops, resulting in a high cure rate and allowing you to keep as much healthy skin as possible.