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.
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.
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.
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.