Why should you receive treatment of
skin cancer in AMC?
The skin is largely comprised of three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous fat. The epidermis is divided into several layers of the horny layer, granular layer, prickle-cell layer, and stratum basale in the order closest to the skin surface. The stratum basale at the bottom of the epidermis contact is adjacent to the dermis. The dermis has tissues such as the blood vessels, nerves, hair follicles, sebaceous glands, sweat glands, and erector pili muscles (muscles that raise the hair). Skin cancer develops in all these tissues that constitute the skin.
In many cases, skin cancer is an extreme type of skin ageing caused by UV rays. For skin cancer treatment, it is essential to treat both the pre-cancerous lesions as well as the affected skin lesions at the same time.
AMC Skin Cancer Center has highly-trained medical professionals with a lot of experience with various types of skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma as well as relatively rare skin cancers like melanoma and Paget disease.
For Mohs surgery and skin cancer diagnosis, outstanding dermatopathology specialists closely cooperate with related departments to develop the treatment plan for diagnosis and surgery.
The center also offer postoperative care and scar treatment using cutting-edge laser instrument and treatment devices based on sufficient experience in the procedures.
At the Skin Cancer Center, a biopsy is taken on the day when patients first visit through consultation with a specialist and a coordinator. Then dermatologists and pathologists cooperate to provide the fastest and most accurate diagnosis.
If a patient is in old age and does not want surgical treatment for cosmetic reasons, non-surgical options are used.
- Imiquimod application
- Photodynamic therapy
- Cryo-therapy in case of actinic keratosis or intraepithelial carcinoma
- Ablative laser therapy
Mohs micrographic surgery
Mohs micrographic surgery not only has higher success rates and less recurrence rates than conventional surgical resection, but also has the merit of preserving normal tissues as much as possible if skin cancer occurred in important organs in the functional and cosmetic aspects like the eyes, nose, and ears or the adjacent area. This special technique removes pieces of skin cancer tissues little by little and sees if there are cancer cells in the pieces through the microscope, then draws a map that depicts the location of tumors. This process is repeated until the skin cancer cells are completely eliminated.
The Skin Cancer Center is committed to providing skin cancer patients with best treatment and medical services based on a patient-centric systematic treatment system and great teamwork among the country’s leading specialists.