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Dermatologists can successfully treat skin cancers in the office by removing the cancerous lesion even in advanced stages. Here is how skin cancer surgeons treat their patients: Diagnosis and development of the best treatment option – The process starts with diagnosing the cancerous lesion and identifying the type and the stage of cancer. When a skin cancer surgeon suspects that a lesion is cancerous, the doctor usually takes a tissue sample to be examined by a dermatopathologist. When the diagnosis...

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in people in the US, affecting nearly 5 million Americans each year. The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Both types can become invasive, and can lead to severe health problems, or even death if left untreated. The most effective treatment method for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma is Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is a surgical technique which involves the excision of...

Drs Christopher and Kate Messana are proud to sponsor and participate in the annual Go Over the Edge for Cancer League of Colorado! ABOUT THE EVENT Descend down 38 stories at the Hyatt Regency Denver - Colorado Convention Center! Simply raise a minimum of $1500 in pledges and rappel down one of Denver’s most prominent skyscrapers.  Whether you are an accomplished climber or a first time rappeller whose only use of a carabiner is as a keychain, this event is a thrill of a...