According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Though skin cancer may be frightening, 95 percent of skin cancers are curable. At the CTRC we specialize in skin cancer detection, evaluation and therapy. We have many therapies for skin cancer, including topical and surgical treatments. We specialize in a microscopically controlled surgery, called Mohs Surgery which offers some of the highest cure rates.
We work to raise awareness for skin cancers so that we can find and treat them as early as possible and teach individuals how to help prevent them. We are fortunate to have a multidisciplinary approach to more advanced skin cancers, including melanoma and non-melanoma cancers, with a team of closely collaborating specialtiists from Medical and Surgical Oncology, Radiation Therapy, ENT, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology and Pathology.
Dermatology Clinic and Mohs/Dermatology Surgery Unit
At the CTRC, you can be assured of excellence. Newly renovated in August 2010, we have state-of-the- art clinical and surgical facilities. Our highly trained UT Medicine physicians and staff provide care with compassion. We strive to provide you with the best quality care and expertise.
What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery is microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), melanoma, and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The cure rate is 99 percent for BCC, the most common type of skin cancer. The purpose of Mohs surgery is to remove all cancer roots while preserving as much healthy skin as possible. This is especially important in areas such as the face (eyelid, nose, lips), neck, hands, feet and genitals.
The Mohs Technique
The Mohs surgeon is highly specialized in skin cancer, pathology, and surgery of the skin after the tumor is removed. The cancer is removed while you wait and processed in the lab. The depth of the cancerous tissue and 100 percent of the tissue edges are examined under a microscope. The Mohs surgeon looks at your slides to ensure all the cancer roots are gone. If some cancer remains, the surgeon removes more. This process continues until the tumor is eliminated.
This clinic provides a full spectrum of Dermatology services for adult and pediatric care of the skin, hair and nails. We treat skin conditions such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, warts, blistering disorders and autoimmune conditions. We also offer Cosmetic Dermatology with a personalized approach with procedures such as Botox, facial fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, light therapies and lasers for rejuvenation. To see a full list of care, click here to visit our UT Medicine Dermatology web page.