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Skin

Thousands of Filipinos are diagnosed with Skin Cancer every year. Anyone can have skin cancer- Caucasians, Mestizas, Chinese-Filipinos and darker skinned Filipinos are susceptible. People with fairer skin have an increased chance of having skin cancer because they are less protected from the UV rays of the sun. Those at increased risk for skin cancer include golfers, beach goers, outdoor sports enthusiasts, pilots, field engineers, farmers, and vendors, to name a few.

Thousands of Filipinos are diagnosed with Skin Cancer every year. Anyone can have skin cancer- Caucasians, Mestizas, Chinese-Filipinos and darker skinned Filipinos are susceptible. People with fairer skin have an increased chance of having skin cancer because they are less protected from the UV rays of the sun. Those at increased risk for skin cancer include golfers, beach goers, outdoor sports enthusiasts, pilots, field engineers, farmers, and vendors, to name a few.

Types of Cancer:

  • BASAL CELL CARCINOMA (BCC)
  • SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
  • MALIGNANT MELANOMA

The Medical City’s Skin Cancer Treatments

  • MOHS Micrographic Surgery - is a type of skin cancer treatment which combines surgical removal of the tumor with the immediate microscopic examination of the tumor and underlying diseased tissue.

(2) Scraping and burning, freezing, routine excision surgery and topical immunomodulators