"A surgical procedure that's used when skin cancer is like an iceberg. Beneath the skin, the cancerous cells cover a much larger region and there are no defined borders."
"Skin cancer is like a weed," says Michael Hadley, MD, assistant professor and specialist in dermatological surgery at University of Utah-Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. "It's easy to pull off the top, but it's essential to get all the roots in order to stave off potential recurrence," which is not to say liquid treatments for AKs aren't effective; just to point out a biological truth."
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