While skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body, it is most likely to occur in sun exposed areas, such as the face or the back of the hands. If you or a loved one has received a positive diagnosis of skin cancer, you can arrange an appointment with Dr. Jacobsen to have it completely removed. Even if you simply suspect that you might have skin cancer, or notice a suspicious area on your skin, you should make an immediate appointment at Dr. J’s clinic.
An early diagnosis of skin cancer is key in effective treatment. Once you have received a diagnosis, you should waste no time in making a call to Dr. Jacobsen to have it looked at. Dr. J performs skin cancer removal in his Phoenix clinic through fine-fashion surgery, closing the incision sites with great skill to minimize scarring. He and his staff offer the latest in technology to ensure your post-surgical scar is minimally visible.
Dr. J performs what is referred to as slow Mohs surgery for the removal of skin cancer. Slow Mohs surgery is considered one of the most effective types of treatment to removing the cancer completely. During slow Mohs surgery, the skin cancer, along with additional skin surrounding the cancer will be removed for optimum excision of the cancer. The portion that is removed is sent to the lab for review. It typically takes one day to receive the reports that indicate as to whether the cancer has been completely removed.
On occasion, the lab results will show that the cancer has not been completely removed, in which case, the patient will be asked to return for further excision. While returning a second time can be disappointing to the patient, it can be beneficial to keep in mind that even 2 visits with Dr. J will most likely add up to less time than traditional Mohs surgery would require.
It’s essential for your surgeon to completely remove skin cancer as well as preserve the appearance of your skin. If your skin cancer is small, it can be removed in a short office procedure, however, if the cancer is large or complicated, you may opt for removal in an operating room under anesthesia.
Dr. Jacobsen will discuss your options with you when you come in for a consultation. Feel free to call Dr. J at 602-212-0100 with questions or concerns, or to schedule your initial visit. For exceptional, compassionate and skillful skin cancer removal in Phoenix, Dr. Jacobsen is the most trusted surgeon in the region. Skin Cancer Removal Phoenix
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