Being diagnosed with skin cancer can be very difficult to cope with. Treating skin cancer may result in scars or other disfigurement that can leave patients feeling self-conscious about their appearance.
After working with the American Cancer Society for many years, Dr. Nagy understands those concerns and is happy to guide cancer patients and survivors through the treatment process and explain the resulting effects on your health and appearance.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with more than a million new cases each year. The disease involves abnormal growths of skin cells that can form anywhere on the body, but most frequently appear on skin that is exposed to the sun. Certain factors, such as fair skin, moles, a weakened immune system, heredity and age, can also increase the risk of skin cancer.
Treatment of skin cancer, much like any form of cancer, may require surgery to remove cancerous growths. For some people, reconstruction may require more than one procedure to achieve the best results. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Nagy can surgically remove cancerous and other skin lesions using specialized techniques to preserve your health and your appearance with minimal scarring.
Although most cases of skin cancer can be successfully treated, it is still important to keep skin safe and healthy and try to prevent this disease. You can also perform self skin checks to spot any changes as soon as possible.
For more thorough information about skin cancer and treatment, you can visit our Skin Cancer Removal page here.