Conemaugh Physician Group - Plastic Surgery physicians and staff understand the concerns of patients with skin cancer, including scars or disfigurement that may result from surgical treatment. Our team guides patients through treatment and follow-up procedures.
Conemaugh Physician Group - Plastic Surgery physicians surgically remove cancerous and other skin lesions using specialized techniques to preserve the patient's health and appearance. Every effort is made to reduce scars and cause little change to physical appearance. For some, reconstructive surgery may require more than one procedure for best results.
Melanoma develops when damage to skin cells triggers mutations that cause the rapid multiplication of skin cells and the formation of malignant tumors. Most melanomas are black or brown, but can also be skin-colored, pink, red, purple, blue, or white. If recognized and treated early, melanoma can be cured. If left untreated, it can be fatal. The disease is primarily caused by long-term sun exposure that frequently led to sunburn, especially in individuals genetically predisposed to the disease.