Any type of cancer can be scary. Skin cancer is a type of cancer that many people have to go through each year. In fact skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United states with approximately 9,500 people being diagnosed with skin cancer each day. That is a lot of skin cancer. One method of skin cancer removal is called Mohs Treatment, and consists of a doctor cutting thin layers of the skin cancer out of your skin with a scalpel. The layers are progressively deeper and deeper until non of the cancerous tissue remains. There are a few things that you are going to want to do to prepare for Mohs Treatment.
Have Ointment Ready
Before you go to the doctor for your treatment you are going to want to go to the store and get all of your medicated ointment for post surgery. The last thing that you are going to want to do after you go through Mohs Treatment is to go to the store and look for medicated ointment. The recovery for this treatment can take awhile since often the cutting goes deep, so the ointment is going to be an integral part of healing. Do yourself a big favor and have he ointment ready to go.
Stop Taking Blood Thinners
The treatment involves a love of cutting out of cancerous tissue and it is possible for you to bleed. One thing that you do not want is for the doctor to have a hard time getting a handle on your bleeding. At least two weeks prior to the treatment you are going to want to stop taking any blood thinners. There are over the counter blood thinners that you are going to want to avoid like aspirin, but you also want to stop eating natural blood thinners such as; Garlic, ginger, ginkgo, feverfew, fish oil, vitamin E, and tree ear mushrooms.
Arrange A Ride
You may be in a condition that is not fit for driving, and so it may be very important that you have a ride home. Most people can drive home fine since they will only have to have local anesthesia, however some people will benefit from not having to drive home in the pain and the discomfort. After going through any type of treatment it can be nice to just sit back and relax on the way back home. If you suspect that you have skin cancer, contact a business such as Gateway Dermatology PC.