Surgical Dermatology & Skin Cancer Treatment
Our physicians at Charleston Dermatology offer comprehensive skin cancer treatment, including specialized Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery.
Mohs micrographic surgery is a treatment that offers the highest cure rate for most skin cancers. Surgeons using this approach can be sure that the entire cancer has been removed before patients leave the office.
Dr. Sperduto is among the few dermatologists in the Lowcountry who is fellowship-trained in Mohs micrographic surgery. His expertise includes reconstructive techniques to minimize scarring and maximize the cosmetic outcome.
Read more about the Mohs Micrographic Surgery Technique.
Skin cancers we treat include:
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer and is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S.
Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are similar to basal cell carcinomas in that they tend to arise in sun-damaged skin. Also, they are an incredibly common cancer, with approximately 700,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Women frequently get SCC on their lower legs. However, unlike basal cell carcinomas, SCCs can spread to other parts of your body. With early diagnosis and treatment, SCC is highly curable. If you believe you have SCC, schedule an appointment with our team today.
To learn more, visit the American Association of Dermatology.
Melanoma is the most serious skin cancer and can significantly jeopardize your long-term health. If gone undetected, melanomas can spread rapidly to other parts of the body. Once melanomas spread, they can often be fatal.
Atypical fibroxanthoma is a skin tumor that often occurs on elderly people that have been overexposed to the sun causing skin damage and/or who have received therapeutic radiation.
Learn more about atypical fibroxanthoma.
Cutaneous T cell lymphoma is a class of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a type of cancer of the immune system. CTCL is caused by a mutation of T cells. The malignant T cells in the body initially migrate to the skin, causing various lesions to appear. These lesions change shape as the disease progresses, typically beginning as what appears to be a rash which can be very itchy and eventually forming plaques and tumors before metastasizing to other parts of the body.
To learn more, visit the American Cancer Society.