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Common Conditions and Procedures

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Used to treat skin cancer, this surgery has a unique benefit. During surgery, Dr. Hansen can see where the cancer stops. This isn’t possible with other types of treatment for skin cancer.


A skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells, which is usually caused by the sun’s harmful rays.

The type of skin cancer a person gets is determined by where the cancer begins.

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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that uses special drugs, sometimes called photosensitizing agents, along with light to kill cancer cells. The drugs only work after they have been activated or “turned on” by certain kinds of light.


Small growths (usually just a few millimeters) of flesh that typically appear on the neck, underarms, eyelids, skin folds and other areas that may be frequently rubbed or irritated.

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