Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Canada. There are over 80,000 cases diagnosed each year. Although there are several types of skin cancer and treatment options, one of the preferred treatments is a Mohs procedure. Unfortunately there are only 17 surgeons in all of Canada that are trained to do this and the wait time on average is 10-12 months. It is no wonder that many will opt for private treatment for skin cancer removal.
Mohs is used for certain types of skin cancer because it has a cure rate of 98 to 99 percent. It is useful for those that have a high risk of recurrence, borders that are difficult to define in areas that require as much healthy tissue preservation as possible and are large or aggressive in nature. Mohs is also important in areas where cosmetic appearance and aesthetics are essential such as on the face. Personally, I’d prefer a trained and licensed plastic surgeon if it was on my face, however, there are only 2 plastic surgeons in Canada trained to do a Mohs procedure.
If you are put on a wait list to have skin cancer removal, do not delay in getting this done. Contact Health Vantis and we would be happy to find you a skilled doctor to have the private treatment for skin cancer done. For more information on Mohs treatment, visit the Skin Cancer Foundation website.