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... Some skin cancers are readily treated with topical creams, cryotherapy (freezing), electrodesiccation and curettage (burning and scraping), or simple excision...

Sun Safety
...UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis and lead to wrinkles, age spots and skin cancers...

Indoor Tanning
...Exposure to UV radiation during indoor tanning has been proven to increase the risk of all skin cancers, including melanomas, squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas...

The Mohs Procedure
    Step 1 Skin cancers often extend beyond their visible borders...

FAQ
... While most patients have their skin cancers removed in two or three "rounds" of surgery, it is impossible to know exactly how many rounds it will take for your skin cancer...

Lumps, Bumps, and Cysts
... Dermatofibromas Characteristics Red, brown or purple growth; generally benign Usually found on arms and legs Feels like a hard lump Can be itchy, tender to the touch and sometimes painful Treatment Usually does not require treatment Most common removal by surgical excision or cryotherapy (freezing it off with liquid nitrogen) Epidermoid Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts) Characteristics Round small bumps, usually white or yellow Forms from blocked oil glands in the skin Most commonly appear on the face, back, neck, trunk and genitals Usually benign; occasionally leads to basal or squamous cell skin cancers If infected, will become red and tender Can produce a thick yellow, cheese-like discharge when squeezed Treatment Antibiotics might be prescribed if there is an underlying infection Dermatologist removes the discharge and the sac (capsule) that make up the walls of the cyst to prevent recurrence Laser surgery may be used for sensitive areas of the skin, like the face Folliculitis Characteristics Red pimples around areas having hair Inflammation of the hair follicles Caused by infection or chemical or physical irritation (e...

Mohs Surgeons are Professors of Dermatology of the Department of Dermatology of the Alpert Medical School