Head and Neck Skin Cancers
Head and Neck Skin Cancers are wide spread, especially in areas with increased sun exposures. These include most commonly basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanomas. They can grow to be quite large, destructive and may spread to the neck lymph nodes, and even metastasize to other sites. Treatment include surgical resection, reconstruction including local, regional or fee flaps and the removal of the appropriate lymph nodes when indicated: lympho-scintigraphy is available to detect the lymph nodes involved. This group of tumors is often treated through a multi-disciplinary approach in conjunction with other specialties including plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, dermatology (MOHS surgery which is available at LAUMC-RH), oncology and radiation oncology.