The Unintended Issues That Can Come Along with Skin Cancer Removal
Cancer is one of the most dangerous diseases to affect humans. There are so many kinds that no part of your body is safe from this life-threatening disease. It is caused by unnatural mutation of cells triggered by several things, such as ultraviolet rays, radiation, heat, and drugs. Cancer is also a disease that can be passed down generations through genetics.
Skin Cancer – The Facts
Of all the types of cancer, one of the most common is skin cancer. Every year, the United States sees more than a million cases of skin cancer. Medical experts believe that constant exposure to sunlight is the leading cause for this condition. In about 98 percent of the cases, the cancer affects the most exposed parts of the body, such as the arms, legs, neck, and face.
These are the areas that receive the most exposure to sunlight. The ultraviolet rays in sunlight causes skin cells to mutate and become cancerous.
Skin cancer can be broadly categorized into two types: melanoma and non-melanoma. Melanoma is the cancer type that affects the moles and blemishes that already exist on the body. Non-melanoma involves the mutation of the cells in the skin. Early detection helps increase the chances of survival.
The Results of Skin Cancer Treatment
There are several methods of treating skin cancer. While most of them are topical and non-invasive, severe cases may require surgical intervention. Surgical excision has been the most popular form of skin cancer treatment, but this leaves the patient with deformities and scars.
Although the treatment of the cancer is the primary objective of the patient, there are some results from the treatment that may need further consideration. Surgical procedures as well as non-invasive ones can leave behind some unpleasant results.
Removal of a cancerous lesion can create a gap, or wound, in the skin. Treatments can result in the formation of scars, marks, and deformities. These are permanent and can be unsightly.
Skin Reconstruction – Restoring the Natural Look of the Skin
Having skin cancer is a harrowing experience. When detected early, treatment can be short and simple. If delayed, treatment can become extensive and exhausting processes. However, it is essential that the cancer be combated and defeated. Once a person is free of cancer, they can look forward to living their lives to the fullest.
However, with scars and deformities covering your skin, it’s hard to go back to a normal life. Despite surviving a major ordeal, they are ashamed of the things left behind from the treatment.
People who have survived skin cancer often complain about how they are unsatisfied with the appearance of the skin in the treated area and how it affects their self-confidence.
Thanks to advancement in modern medicine, medical professionals have developed many ways to reconstruct skin and restore the skin’s normal appearance. Skin cancer survivors have the opportunity to have their skin and appearance restored through skin reconstruction.
Arranging a Skin Reconstruction Consultation
An experienced surgeon can reconstruct the skin after Mohs surgery, helping skin cancer survivors go back to their regular lives with improved self-confidence.
To set up a consultation with Doctors Adil Ceydeli and Tong Duong, skilled and well-respected board-certified plastic surgeons, contact our office today.