Skin cancer and it’s treatment is Dr. Leithauser’s primary area of interest. She is skilled in all aspects of skin cancer care including:
- Expert skin cancer diagnosis and individualized treatment plans
- Mohs micrographic surgery
- Wide local excision for melanoma and some other skin cancers https://www.asds.net/Skin-Experts/Skin-Treatments/Wide-local-Excision
- Staged excision (“slow Mohs”) for melanomas in cosmetically-sensitive areas, particularly facial melanomas
- Facial reconstruction following skin cancer removal
- Destructive techniques (for early/superficial skin cancers)
- Topical treatments (for early/superficial skin cancers)
- Field-treatment for skin cancer prevention
Types of skin cancer:
- Basal cell
- Squamous cell
- Rare tumors
Skin Cancer Facts
- More than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer were treated in over 3.3 million people in the U.S. in 2012, the most recent year new statistics were available.
- More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.
- One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70.
- Actinic keratosis is the most common precancer; it affects more than 58 million Americans.4
- The annual cost of treating skin cancers in the U.S. is estimated at $8.1 billion: about $4.8 billion for nonmelanoma skin cancers and $3.3 billion for melanoma.5
For more information, visit: www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin