When Skin Cancer Attacks Your Face

May 10, 2011

Men's Health

A Men's Health editor reports that, when you’ve just been diagnosed with skin cancer - on your face - your first reaction is likely to be, “Get this cancer off me . . . yesterday!” So you make the first available appointment with the most convenient surgeon. But as someone who has been through this experience, a suggestion: At least try to find the best surgeon you can. Your best approach: “Seek out a Mohs Surgeon,” says Christopher Miller, MD, director of Dermatologic Surgery — and the man who removed basal cell carcinoma from the reporter's nose and squamous cell carcinoma from his upper lip. “Mohs surgeons are highly-trained to perform surgery that has a high cure rate, but that also spares tissue for a better cosmetic outcome.” Read More

Related Information