John D. Boyer, M.D.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin

A case of an invasive squamous cell carcinoma.

Facts & Features
• Second most common human cancer
• Arise on sun exposed skin or lips
• Pink or red growths or bumps
• Locally destructive and can be fatal
• 90% or greater cure rate if caught early

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.