Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

There are 3 main types of skin cancer

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma

Treatment for a suspicious skin growth

  • Skin biopsy where a part of the growth is removed and sent for histology
  • Total excision where the whole growth is removed and sent for histology

Treatments for skin cancer

  • Surgery: total wide excision, MOHS micrographic surgery
  • Photodynamic treatment for some skin cancers
  • Other treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy