You’ve been given a diagnosis of skin cancer. The most important thing you can do is stay calm. Don’t panic. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer due to exposure to the damaging UV rays of the sun. It is also one of the most treatable types of cancer, especially if it is basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma. Once you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, you want to explore your options for treatment. In some cases, our doctor may recommend a quick excision as the best solution for you.
What Happens During a Quick Excision Procedure?
If our doctor feels that an excision is the practical approach for your skin cancer, you can expect to be in and out of our office in a short period of time. The affected tissue is simply removed during the procedure. Our doctor may take a small portion of the healthy skin surrounding the cancerous growth to ensure that your cancer does not spread.
When is a Quick Excision Recommended?
A quick excision is often advised for small growths that are in areas where scarring is not so noticeable. If your cancer has progressed considerably in size or it is located in a spot where you could have disfigurement after an excision procedure, our doctor may advise other alternatives to treat your skin cancer.
Prompt Treatment is Key
The sooner that you have skin cancer cells removed through a quick excision, the better. Pay close attention to your skin. If you see something that seems to be off, such as a discoloration of the skin, a growth that is getting larger or a spot that never heals, get it checked out. Early detection may give you the best chance for a successful treatment. You want to get rid of your skin cancer and make sure that it doesn’t come back. Wait too long or ignore it and you may find yourself dealing with serious consequences. A quick excision is a simple solution that may give you peace of mind.
Ask Our Team About a Quick Excision
If you already know that you have skin cancer, it’s time to do something about it. Don’t hesitate to see Mr. Salerno at Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery and ask about a quick excision. If other options have failed, a quick incision may be the next step for you to take. You want to take that cancer out of your body. Our office is located in Moonee Ponds and we also serve the Melbourne and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for skin cancer removal.