Our patient, Pat has had numerous skin cancer all over her body for 32 years. She came to our office to remove three squamous cell carcinoma on her chin and jawline. Pat was very nervous about the removal of the skin cancer on these areas because she had multiple skin cancers in the same area previously which were were removed at the University of Miami. The current scar tissue was her main concern. This video was taken two weeks after the squamous cell carcinoma was removed. Continue reading “Squamous Cell Carcinoma Explained & Patient Video Testimonial”
Don has had reconstructive surgery after Mohs skin cancer many times. He has been coming to Jupiter Dermatology for about three years. Like many sun worshippers in South Florida, he never used sunblock. He has had to have eleven surgeries to remove the skin cancer on his nose, forehead, right temple, ear, chest and legs. Most were squamous cell skin cancer. Luckily, he didn’t have any melanomas which is the most advanced type of skin cancer. Continue reading “Reconstructive Surgery After Mohs ~ A Patient Who Underwent 11 Surgeries”
A patient gives a quick testimonial about her experience of undergoing Mohs Skin Cancer surgery. "Wear your sunblock", she says.
Dr. Mejia has a chat with a patient that underwent Mohs Skin Cancer surgery. Dr. Mejia also does the cosmetic surgery after Mohs so the patient has minimal scarring.
Patient explains the history of her skin cancer and her option of doing the Photodynamic Therapy treatment (PDT) before undergoing Mohs skin cancer surgery. She also emphasizes the importance of using sunblock.
The Indoor Tanning Association and the Federal Trade Commission have recently come to an agreement regarding claims from the Indoor Tanning Association. Many of those claims said they were endorsed by the government. However as dermatologist, we know that indoor tanning and chronic exposure to UV increases the risk of skin cancer and melanomas, which are a deadly form of skin cancer.
Consequently, new guidelines settled between the Federal Trade Commission and the Indoor Tanning Association now require warning signs that indicate exposure to Ultraviolet Light Radiation may increase the likelihood of skin cancer. Continue reading “Skin Cancer & Indoor Tanning”