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Mohs Surgery Long Beach, CA

Improvements in Dermoscopy can Facilitate Skin Cancer Diagnosis while Minimizing the Need for Biopsy

Dermoscopy offers physicians a low-cost diagnostic technique that aids in the early detection of skin cancers, including melanoma. However, the use of dermoscopy requires specialized training and experience, which not all dermatologists seek. According to statistics, there are parts of the country that are grossly underserved due to the localization of dermoscopic training primarily at […]



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Dermatologists with Professional Associations Bring Value to Their Patients and Power to Their Practice

The American Society for Mohs Surgery (ASMS) was established with a mission to help board-certified dermatologists maximize their contribution to patient health and wellness. Diligent skin cancer screenings are a critical aspect of achieving this objective. In recent years, we have only seen instances of skin cancer among adults of all ages increase. We believe […]


Skin Cancer Treatment Long Beach, CA

Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreens

Even in light of advanced skin cancer treatments, it is safe to say that doctors would much prefer if more people could avoid cancerous lesions altogether. For this to become a reality, it is vital that we educate ourselves on the ways that sunscreen products work. Most people will and cannot stay out of the […]



Skin Cancer Long Beach, CA

Why Actinic Keratosis Should be Treated

Actinic keratosis has been recognized as a potential precursor to squamous cell skin cancer. Also called solar keratosis, this skin lesion is usually characterized by scaling and crustiness. Usually, if one actinic keratosis develops, it will be surrounded by more over time. Statistics indicate that it is possible for actinic keratoses to resolve on their […]


Skin Cancer FAQS Long Beach, CA

Doctors may be Educating more than Their Patients

Healthcare providers have become increasingly aware of the need to educate patients in matters of health and wellness. Cardiologists support patient health by offering dietary and lifestyle tips for cardiovascular function. Gynecologists teach women how to perform breast exams on themselves in between professional screenings. Dermatologists help their patients by showing them how to perform […]



Basal Cell Carcinoma Long Beach, CA

It’s Just Squamous Cell Carcinoma

The majority (80 percent) of skin cancer diagnoses made each year are related to basal cells, or BCCs. Diagnoses of squamous cell carcinomas, SCCs, occur less frequently but are by no means uncommon. It is essential that physicians and patients know how to recognize squamous cell carcinomas. Furthermore, it is important that these lesions not […]


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American Society for Mohs Surgery
6475 East Pacific Coast Highway, Box 700
Long Beach, CA 90803-4201
 
Telephone: (714) 379-6262 or
(800) 616-2767
 
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