Skin cancer is found primarily on areas that are regularly exposed to the sun: the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms and hands, and legs. However, it can strike anywhere, even areas which are rarely exposed to sunlight.
Signs and symptoms of skin cancer include, but are not limited to:
Pimple that won’t heal AND Lesion that is growing
Pearly or waxy bumps
Flat, flesh-colored or brown, scar-like lesions
Firm, red nodules
Flat lesions with a scaly surface
A mole that has changed in size or color
Red, white, blue, or blue-black lesions with an irregular border
Dark lesions on palms, soles of feet, fingertips or toes, or mucous membranes
If you notice these or any other changes in your skin, please make an appointment with your dermatologist.
Mohs Surgery & Skin Cancer Treatment
Dr. Adams is the most experienced Mohs surgeon in Kansas. Mohs is the gold-standard surgery for skin cancer. Mohs surgery is highly specialized procedure and is used mainly for the removal of skin cancers on the head, neck, hands and feet, as well as, aggressive and large skin cancers throughout the body. If your cancer is not a candidate for Mohs surgery, we have simple treatment options that we are happy to discuss with you. We’re here to assist you in finding the optimal treatment based on your specific diagnosis.
After your skin cancer is completely removed, Dr. Adams can provide reconstructive surgery as needed for virtually all post-operative repairs. He has over 25 years of experience in reconstructive surgery and can provide high-quality repairs using the latest techniques.
Skin Cancer Prevention
Perform spot checks regularly to identify any signs of skin abnormalities or changes
Use sunscreen on a daily basis, in all seasons
Minimize exposure to sunlight from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Do spot checks regularly to identify any signs of skin abnormalities
Wear protective clothing outside: hats, lightweight long sleeves, sunglasses
Use extra caution around snow, sand, and water, as they reflect sunlight
Avoid tanning beds
Clay Center Location
Outpatient Clinic at Clay County
617 Liberty St Clay Center, KS 67432
1st Wednesday of each month 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Junction City Location
Geary Community Hospital, Medical Bldg 1
1106 St. Marys Rd, Suite 203
Junction City, KS 66441
2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM