Mohs Surgery BringsInnovation to Cancer CareKnow & Go FridayBurt Steffes, MDAgnesian HealthCare Dermatology& Skin Care Ser...
Our TeamRobert Schuster, MD Burt Steffes, MD Michael Tjoelker, MD
What Is Skin Cancer?• Skin cancer comes in all forms• Most common types include:– Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)– Squamous cel...
How Do I Know IfI Have Skin Cancer?• Common signs include rapid growth, bleedingeasily and non-healing• Changes in size, s...
What Does BCC Look Like?
What Does SCC Look Like?
What Does Melanoma Look Like?
Skin Cancer Treatment• Curettage and desiccation• Topical chemotherapy• Standard surgical excision• Mohs micrographic surg...
Curettage and Desiccation• Utilizes a curett to “scrape” skin cancer cellsaway• Appropriate for certain BCCs and low risk ...
Standard Surgical Excision• A margin is drawn aroundvisible tumor and thenexcised.• Standard pathologytechnique is then us...
Radiation Therapy• Uses superficial X-rays to destroy skin cancer.Can health without a scar.• Used for very large BCC and ...
Mohs Micrographic Surgery• Precise, tissue sparing technique utilizingspecialized excision and frozen sectionprocessing to...
Mohs Surgery
Mohs Surgery
What Can I Do ToPrevent Skin Cancer?• Protect yourself from harmful UV radiation– Clothing– Avoidance– Broad spectrum suns...
What Should I Do?• Perform regular skin self examinations• Seek medical attention from a dermatologistif you notice irregu...
Radiation Therapyfor Skin CancerMichael J. Vander Kooy, MDRadiation OncologistAgnesian Cancer Center
Agnesian Cancer Center
Our TeamMichael Jones, MD Timothy Korytko, MD Joel Lundberg, MD Michael Vander Kooy, MD
Linear Accelerator
Electron Block
5/22/2012
5/22/2012
7/17/2012
8/9/2012
We Like to Have FUN!
Thank You!Questions?
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology
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Agnesian HealthCare Know & Go Showcase: Dermatology

  1. 1. Mohs Surgery BringsInnovation to Cancer CareKnow & Go FridayBurt Steffes, MDAgnesian HealthCare Dermatology& Skin Care Services
  2. 2. Our TeamRobert Schuster, MD Burt Steffes, MD Michael Tjoelker, MD
  3. 3. What Is Skin Cancer?• Skin cancer comes in all forms• Most common types include:– Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)– Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)– Melanoma• One in every six people will develop a skincancer during their lifetime
  4. 4. How Do I Know IfI Have Skin Cancer?• Common signs include rapid growth, bleedingeasily and non-healing• Changes in size, shape and color
  5. 5. What Does BCC Look Like?
  6. 6. What Does SCC Look Like?
  7. 7. What Does Melanoma Look Like?
  8. 8. Skin Cancer Treatment• Curettage and desiccation• Topical chemotherapy• Standard surgical excision• Mohs micrographic surgery• Radiation therapy
  9. 9. Curettage and Desiccation• Utilizes a curett to “scrape” skin cancer cellsaway• Appropriate for certain BCCs and low risk SCC
  10. 10. Standard Surgical Excision• A margin is drawn aroundvisible tumor and thenexcised.• Standard pathologytechnique is then used tocheck margins.• Appropriate for melanoma,BCC and many SCCs.
  11. 11. Radiation Therapy• Uses superficial X-rays to destroy skin cancer.Can health without a scar.• Used for very large BCC and SCC that are notgood candidates for surgery, or to decreasethe risk of metastasis.
  12. 12. Mohs Micrographic Surgery• Precise, tissue sparing technique utilizingspecialized excision and frozen sectionprocessing to clear tumor.• Highest skin cancer clearance rates anduseful for most BCC, SCC and certainmelanoma.
  13. 13. Mohs Surgery
  14. 14. Mohs Surgery
  15. 15. What Can I Do ToPrevent Skin Cancer?• Protect yourself from harmful UV radiation– Clothing– Avoidance– Broad spectrum sunscreen• Zinc-based sunscreens aresuperior to chemical-basedsunscreens
  16. 16. What Should I Do?• Perform regular skin self examinations• Seek medical attention from a dermatologistif you notice irregular growths
  17. 17. Radiation Therapyfor Skin CancerMichael J. Vander Kooy, MDRadiation OncologistAgnesian Cancer Center
  18. 18. Agnesian Cancer Center
  19. 19. Our TeamMichael Jones, MD Timothy Korytko, MD Joel Lundberg, MD Michael Vander Kooy, MD
  20. 20. Linear Accelerator
  21. 21. Electron Block
  22. 22. 5/22/2012
  23. 23. 5/22/2012
  24. 24. 7/17/2012
  25. 25. 8/9/2012
  26. 26. We Like to Have FUN!
  27. 27. Thank You!Questions?

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