John D. Boyer, M.D.

Malignant Melanoma

a malignant tumor of human skin

Facts & Features
• A new or changing mole in 70% of cases
• ABCDE’s of Melanoma
A = asymmetry
B = irregular border
C = irregular color
D = diameter bigger than pencil eraser
E = evolving (change)
• Easily cured if caught early
• Can be deadly if caught late

Types of Skin Cancer

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer. It offers the highest potential for cure.

Originally developed in the 1930s, Mohs micrographic surgery has been refined into the most advanced, precise, and effective treatment for a large variety of skin cancer types. Skin cancer often resembles the “tip of the iceberg” with more tumor cells growing downward and outward into the skin like the roots of a tree.