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On May 28, 2010, the association of skin cancer from US celebrated the first national day for prevention and detection of skin cancer. On this official site presents skin cancer pictures and also tries to raise awarness among people that have a risk to develop this serious condition. Responsible for approximately 1300 life losses each year, this type of cancer continues to grow due reasons like sun activity variation, increase in pollution, genetic factors and many others.

As a proof of the statements above, many celebrities have suffered or are still under treatment for skin cancer, see pictures bellow:

Melanie Griffith skin cancer Ewan Mcgregor skin cancer Michael Jackson skin cancer Cybill Shepherd skin cancer
Melanie Griffith skin cancer Ewan Mcgregor skin cancer Michael Jackson skin cancer Cybill Shepherd skin cancer

Bob Marley skin cancer Elizabeth Taylor skin cancer
Bob Marley skin cancer Elizabeth Taylor skin cancer

The important thing when you are diagnosed with skin cancer is not to panic. There are a good number of various treatment that have proven good results:

  • radiation therapy
  • topical chemotherapy
  • cryotherapy
  • photodynamic therapy
  • electrodessication
  • curettage

Most used method of CCPDMA - complete circumferential peripheral and deep margin assessment - is Mohs surgery.

Mohs surgery

Mohs surgery is a highly effective and highly specialized technique for removing skin cancers. Mohs surgery is named after Dr. Frederic Mohs, who developed it in the 30s at the University of Wisconsin.

The main advantage of Mohs surgery over other surgeries is that the tumor can be completely removed with minimal loss of normal skin and the treatment success rate is approximately 98%, which is significantly higher than any other.

The Mohs micrographic surgery, as it is fully called, takes into account the selective displacement of skin cancer and conserves all the surrounding normal tissue. Because of this complete systematic microscopic search of the roots of skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery offers the highest chance for complete removal of the cancer while sparing normal tissue.

The rate of treatment for squamous cell carcinomas and the new cell base exceeds even 97%. Accordingly, the Mohs micrographic surgery is very useful for large tumors, tumors with indistinct borders, tumors near vital organs or cosmetic structures and tumors for which other forms of therapy have failed. However, Mohs surgery does not guarantee 100% chance of healing.


The image bellow presents a map with most active zones where patients passed away from from melanoma and other skin cancers (red means more).

Skin cancer life losses around the world