Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Fortunately, the most common forms, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, may be easily treated and may be removed before they have metastasized (spread) to other parts of the body. There are various skin cancer treatment options available. During a consultation at our office, our team may choose the best treatment based on the type of cancer, its size and location, the patient’s age and overall health and whether or not the cancer has spread, among other factors.
Skin cancer is usually caught before it has had a chance to spread. If the patient has a small tumor, we may manually remove it through excision. We may use liquid nitrogen, cauterization or another technique to safely kill any remaining cancer cells.
Larger tumors are usually surgically removed. Melanomas may also be surgically removed. During this procedure, our surgeon removes a border of seemingly healthy tissue surrounding the cancer to ensure they don’t miss any cancer cells.
What if the Cancer Has Already Spread?
If the cancer has already spread, our surgeon may remove the tumor and then treat the patient with other techniques in order to kill any remaining cancer cells. It is important to understand that skin cancer treatment is not one-size-fits-all. The best treatment for one person may be vastly different than the best treatment for another person in a similar situation. This is why it is so important to schedule a consultation with the experts in order to determine which treatment is likely to product the best results.
Learn More About Your Treatment Options
During a consultation at Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, you may learn about all of your options regarding skin cancer treatment. The goal is to get rid of all of the cancer while also sparing any remaining healthy tissue. When you meet with our team at our office in Moonee Ponds, you may have all of your questions and concerns addressed. During this meeting, our team may also come up with a customized skin cancer treatment plan for you based on your particular needs and concerns.
Located in Moonee Ponds, Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery proudly serves clients in the Melbourne and surrounding cities. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for skin cancer treatment and/or mole removal.