Drs. Marcia Johnson, Jonathan Dalton, Divya Singh-Behl and Madhuri Konanahalli, Deerfield, IL, dermatologists, offer Mohs micrographic surgery for patients with difficult-to-treat skin cancers.
DEERFIELD, IL, October 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The word "cancer" sends a chill down everyone's spine. When it's personal, people have an overwhelming surge of emotions: fear, anger and confusion, among many others. It's time to find someone to treat it, and the dermatologists at Deerfield Dermatology Associates are always working hard to stay one step ahead of skin cancer with Mohs micrographic surgery.
"Each year the number of people with skin cancer keeps increasing. It worries us. There are a number of reasons why we see more and more patients with skin cancer. We are happy to offer Mohs micrographic surgery at our office, so we can stop it," said Dr. Divya Singh-Behl.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, "One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime." This is nothing to shrug at. Everyone should be attentive to his or her skin, especially in this day and age. Many people-young, old, men and women-make their way to the tanning bed to get that beach-bronze look. It's not worth it. Although some people don't tan, other factors (fair skin, heredity, low-immune system, etc,) can increase the chances of skin cancer. With excessive exposure to UV rays, people increase the chances of developing Squamous or Basal Cell Carcinoma-abnormal and uncontrolled lesions or growths.
In Deerfield, skin cancer patients can go to Deerfield Dermatology Associates for treatment. There, patients will find a team of dermatologists dedicated to treating and preventing skin cancer. Drs. Johnson, Dalton and Konanahalli have an interest in the treatment of skin cancer. Alongside them, Dr. Divya Singh-Behl serves as the Mohs micrographic surgeon.
Mohs micrographic surgery is a minor surgical procedure. Dr. Singh-Behl's responsibility is to remove small layers of skin and examine each one until skin cancer cells are not visible. Under the microscope, Dr. Singh-Behl carefully checks frozen and dyed sections of skin for more cancer cells. Mohs surgery is favored among many dermatologists because it minimizes damage to healthy skin.
"Many factors can open the door to skin cancer, so we use the best treatment options to close that door and lock it. It's a team effort here at Deerfield Dermatology Associates. We treat all kinds of hair, nail and skin problems, so our patients are in good hands," said Dr. Madhuri Konanahalli, Deerfield dermatologist.
In Deerfield, skin cancer better watch out. For more information, check out Deerfield Dermatology Associates' comprehensive website at http://www.deerfielddermatology.com/
, which can also be accessed on mobile devices. On the website, make sure to check out the staff bios, office information, blog posts and social media. Or feel free to call the office at (847) 480-0004. Deerfield Dermatology Associates are happy to take new patients.Media Contact:
The Deerfield Dermatology Associates
707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 280
Deerfield, IL 60015
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