Skin tumors are among the most common cancers that afflict humans. Melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell carcinomas may have significant disability and morbidity if not properly treated. Many individuals often ignore these tumors and do not seek medical attention in a timely manner. The tumor becomes large, making it difficult to excise and close properly. On occasion, the lesion is excised but with minimal margins because the treating physician fears he or she may cause tissue distortion or place too much tension on the incision line. With early intervention and adequate surgical treatment, the recurrence of these skin tumors should be essentially eliminated. Surgical excision of these tumors can be done with immediate pathologic examination of the specimen, insuring removal of the tumor in its entirety. The defect can then be closed with rotation-advancement flaps or skin graft, thereby avoiding distortion of the surrounding tissues or tension on the closure. With plastic surgery, one can treat skin cancer so that it never comes back.
Dr. Marefat and the staff at Metropolitan Plastic Surgery would be happy to help you set up a private consultation to discuss treatment of skin tumors in Virginia. Schedule an appointment online or call one of our locations, our Arlington, Virginia office at 703-516-7600 or our Woodbridge, Virginia office at 703-560-9583.
Dr. Marefat offers a number of financial assistance programs and payment programs to cover the cost of treatment of skin tumors in Virginia. Please visit the Patient Financing section of our website for more details or ask the staff at Metropolitan Plastic Surgery about these options so you can get started with treatment of skin tumors today.