As a Mohs surgeon, I perform surgery to remove skin cancers and examine them under the microscope daily. While most most non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) aren’t lethal, they aren’t something to take lightly. They are especially dangerous in patients with compromised immune systems.
This is an example of a poorly-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma on a man’s scalp that metastasized (spread) via invasion of local blood vessels (bottom right photo).
Be sure to see a board-certified dermatologist for your annual skin exam and watch for anything new, changing, or not healing on your skin.
If you are diagnosed with skin cancer, be sure to see a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon for treatment.
Call 231-486-0230 for an appointment with Dr. Leithauser or Dr. Van Vreede.