Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer worldwide, and its incidence is increasing globally. At Mother Hospital, the healthcare professionals use cutting-edge treatments for skin cancer to improve patient outcomes and promote optimal skin health.
Mother Hospital uses advanced diagnostic techniques to accurately diagnose skin cancer and determine the extent of the disease. This includes full-body skin exams, skin biopsies, and imaging tests such as CT scans, MRI, and PET scans.
Depending on the type, size, and stage of the skin cancer, the healthcare professionals at Mother Hospital may recommend different treatments. Some of the innovative treatments used at Mother Hospital for skin cancer include:
- Mohs surgery: This is a highly precise surgical technique used to remove skin cancer with minimal damage to the surrounding skin. It involves the removal of skin cancer layer by layer until there is no evidence of the disease. Mohs surgery is especially useful for skin cancers that are located in areas with cosmetic and functional significance (such as the face, scalp, and hands).
- Immunotherapy: This is a treatment that uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells. Immunotherapy is a relatively new approach to cancer treatment that has shown significant promise in treating various types of cancer, including skin cancer. In immunotherapy, the healthcare professional administers drugs that stimulate the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells.
- Chemotherapy: This is a treatment that uses powerful drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy is an effective option for some types of skin cancer that have spread beyond the skin. The healthcare professional administers the drugs either orally, intravenously, or topically, depending on the type and stage of the skin cancer.
- Radiation therapy: This is a treatment that uses high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy is particularly useful for treating skin cancer that has spread beyond the skin. Depending on the extent of the disease, the healthcare professional may use external radiation therapy or internal radiation therapy to treat skin cancer.
At Mother Hospital, patients with skin cancer receive comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals. They receive guidance and support throughout the treatment process, including pre-treatment counseling, post-treatment follow-up, and ongoing skin care and monitoring.
In conclusion, skin cancer is a serious condition that requires specialized care from experienced healthcare professionals. At Mother Hospital, the healthcare professionals use cutting-edge treatments for skin cancer, such as Mohs surgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, to improve patient outcomes and promote optimal skin health. Patients receive comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary team and ongoing support throughout the treatment process to ensure the best possible outcome and overall skin health.