Doctor perfroming skin inspection for signs of cancer.
Surgical Associates of Corpus Christi

Skin Cancer 

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. 

Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells usually developing on skin exposed to the sun/ ultraviolet radiation. 

Regular, daily use of SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 40% 

The common types of skin cancer include: 

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma 

The treatment of a basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma is complete excision of the cancer with 4 to 6 mm of normal surrounding skin. 

The treatment of a melanoma includes the wide excision of the tumor and may include the removal of a lymph node(s) that drain that portion of the body. The removal of the first node or nodes that drain the area of the cancer with the aid of a dye is referred to as a sentinel node biopsy.

Our Services

Corpuse Christiy Surgery: Surgeon prepping for surgery

General Surgery

The general surgeons in our group are certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Corpuse Christiy Surgery: Doctor reviewing x-rays.

Breast Surgery

The most up to date care of benign breast disease and breast cancer.
Surgical Oncology in Corpus Christi.

Surgical Oncology

The specialization in complex cancer surgery that is done in careful conjunction with medical oncology and radiation oncology.
Corpuse Christiy Surgery: Lab work

Robotic Surgery

Enables specially trained surgeons to perform increasingly complex procedures with more precision and control.
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