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Skin Cancer and Lesion Removal

Skin cancer is the most frequently seen cancer in the United States. It is found in patients of all ages and is most common on the face, head and neck, although it can be anywhere on the body. Superficial skin cancers can be removed by shaving them off or using Effudex cream. In larger, deeper cancers, an incision and stitches may be used to remove the cancer.

 

Duration

Skin cancer can be removed rather quickly in some cases but may require a lengthier procedure depending on the size and depth.

Anesthesia

In many cases, depending on the procedure, you will receive local anesthesia.

In/Outpatient

Removal of skin cancer is done on an outpatient basis.

Side Effects

You could experience temporary discomfort and scarring.

Risks

There are risks with all surgical procedures although the risks associated with skin cancer treatment are relatively low.

Recovery

Recovery time is minimal with skin cancer surgery although this is dependent on the severity of the cancer. Many patients return to a normal routine within a day or two.

Duration of Results

Typically, skin cancer treatment is permanent provided you avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, wear protective clothing when you are in the sun and use sunscreen on a regular basis.

Disclaimer

We make sure every procedure is uniquely tailored to provide you the best results. During your consultation you will receive specific information regarding your individual case. Your results will vary.