Skin cancer is a broad term used to define several types of cancer including squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, as well as melanoma. Melanoma the most serious but less common type of skin cancer.
These types of cancer generally start as a precancerous lesion, or changes in the skin that are not cancerous, but could become cancerous over time. When caught early enough, these cancers can be effectively treated. In later stages, malignant melanoma is potentially fatal and treatment is difficult.
Skin cancer can leave a lasting impact on your appearance. Of the various treatment options available, reconstructive surgery remains the most common for all types of skin cancer. Dr. Jason D. Johnson at PHX Plastic Surgery provides a range of options to greatly improve the appearance of the treatment area.