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Skin Cancer Treatment Michigan
Only the Best Comprehensive Skin Cancer Treatment

A diagnosis of skin cancer can be very frightening, which is why our first priority at the Skin Cancer Center of Southeast Michigan is to ensure that our patients receive the absolute best skin cancer treatment. Michigan is home to one of the top skin cancer treatment centers because of Dr. Mark Stiff who has perfected the Mohs surgical procedure, resulting in a 95-99 percent success rate.

Types of Skin Cancer Michigan
Types of Skin Cancer

The Skin Cancer Center of Southeast Michigan is prepared to diagnose and treat all types of skin cancer. Michigan residents who want a thorough and reliable treatment plan know that our center is the place to go. Our experienced and compassionate staff is waiting to ease your worries and make sure any skin abnormalities are taken care of immediately with the latest technology and techniques.

Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment Michigan
Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is experienced by an estimated 2.8 million Americans annually and should not be taken lightly. The Skin Cancer Center of Southeast Michigan specializes in basal cell carcinoma treatment, with the end result often being Mohs surgery.

Basal cell carcinoma’s are irregular, uninhibited growths or lesions that occur in the skin’s basal cells, which line the deepest layer of the outermost layer of the skin, also known as the epidermis. BCCs frequently appear similar to open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps or scars. Individuals who experience BCCs are often exposed to intense and occasional-to-constant UV exposure. BCC can be highly damaging to the skin if it is not removed and treated, but it almost never metastasizes beyond the original tumor location. Are you at risk? We have the information you need about the prevention, detection and treatment of basal cell carcinoma.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Michigan
Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an unrestrained growth of abnormal cells that occurs in the squamous cells, which make up most of the skin’s epidermis (outermost skin layer). SCCs often appear similar to scaly red patches, open sores, elevated growths with a central depression, or warts. Although not a frequent occurrence, they may crust or bleed. Cumulative UV exposure over the course of a lifetime can eventually lead to SCC and can become disfiguring and fatal if left unchecked and untreated.

Areas commonly affected by SCCs are those frequently exposed to the sun, including rim of the ear, lower lip, face, bald scalp, neck, hands, arms and legs. Often the skin in these areas reveals telltale signs of sun damage, such as wrinkling, changes in pigmentation and loss of suppleness. SCCs may also occur on other areas of the body, including mucous membranes and genitals. If you have any suspicious-looking moles, call the Skin Cancer Center of Southeast Michigan.

Malignant Melanoma Michigan
Melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer because it may metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body and lead to serious illnesses or even death. The most common forms of melanoma are nodular melanoma, lentigo maligna and superficial spreading melanoma. If you think you have a spot on your body that could be melanoma, look for the ABCDEs: Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color changes, a Diameter more than the size of a pencil eraser and Evolving appearances.

It is important to check for these because patients are typically the first to detect melanomas on their own bodies. Certain people should always be on the lookout for melanoma, including fair-skinned people and those individuals who have constant exposure to UV rays. If melanoma is suspected, your doctor will perform a biopsy. If the results are malignant, the Skin Cancer Center of Southeast Michigan can formulate a treatment plan suitable to your needs.

Mohs Surgery Michigan
Mohs Surgery

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, you want the very best treatment available. The Skin Cancer Center of Southeast Michigan offers Mohs Surgery. Michigan residents who visit the center will have access to that procedure which offers the highest potential cure rate – 99 percent. Additionally, with removing the least amount of tissue, it also offers superior cosmetic results. Dr. Mark Stiff will evaluate patients and discuss:

-Biopsy, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, including Mohs surgery, standard surgery and non-surgical methods.

-Excision of both benign (moles, cysts, etc.) and malignant growths.

-The removal of benign and premalignant growths.

-The treatment of sun-damaged skin.

-A skin cancer screening schedule and plan to prevent further damage and other skin cancers. Patients will also be instructed how to perform self-examinations.

Mohs Reconstruction Surgery Michigan
Post-Mohs Reconstructive Surgery

Quick resolution and rapid recovery are two wonderful benefits of Mohs reconstructive surgery. Michigan residents who visit the Skin Cancer Center of Southeast Michigan may require several sessions, but once the entire process is complete, the road to recovery is speedy. We will determine the best way to treat the wound, which may be allowed to heal on its own or may require plastic surgical repair, depending on the size. If you have any questions or concerns during the healing process, don’t hesitate to call the Skin Cancer Center of Southeast Michigan.

Full-Body Skin Examination Michigan
Full-Body Skin Exams

It is important for everyone to have a full-body skin examination. Michigan residents who visit the Skin Cancer Center of Southeast Michigan will be examined by Dr. Stiff who will review your skin’s overall health, check for lesions, point out areas that should be monitored and help identify areas that are a clue to underlying internal problems.

ABCDE Moles Michigan
Self Exam: ABCDE Rules

It is important for everyone to do self-examinations to make sure there aren’t any irregularities on the skin. Patients can visit the Skin Cancer Center of Southeast Michigan for an examination or information on how to administer a self-exam using the rules of ABCDE. Moles, Michigan residents will find, are many shapes and colors, so using the ABCDE rules can help save your life!

A – Stands for Asymmetry; one half unlike the other half.

 

 

 

 

B – Stands for Border; irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.

 

 

 

 

C – Stands for Color; varied from one area to another; shades of tan, brown, and black or sometimes white, red, or blue.

 

 

 

 

D – Stands for Diameter; while melanomas are usually greater than 6 mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller.


E – Stands for Evolving; a mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.

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