Most Cost-Effective Skin Cancer Treatment
New Study Reports Mohs Micrographic Surgery the Most Cost-Effective Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment
A recent study by the journal Dermatologic Surgery reports that Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is the most cost-effective treatment available for skin cancer. The March 22nd online issue cites data from the study which indicates that MMS was the least expensive surgical technique to remove cancerous tumors on the skin. Researchers found that, compared with standard surgical excision, Mohs micrographic surgery cost nearly 1/3rd less. The procedure was even more cost-efficient when compared with standard surgical excision treatment performed in an ambulatory surgery center.Mohs micrographic surgery is a technique which can treat non-melanoma skin cancer by removing one layer of malignant tissue at a time, and has been a remarkably effective skin cancer treatment.As always, the key to successful treatment of skin cancer, one of the most common forms of cancer in America, is early diagnosis and treatment. If you notice any irregularities or abnormal growths, including a change in an existing mole, it is vital to have your skin evaluated as soon as possible. Please contact Silverberg Surgical & Medical Group for more information, or to schedule an appointment.