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How are skin tumors typically treated?

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Dr. Karen Han answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Surgical Excision: Majority of skin cancers are treated by complete surgical removal. Basal and squamous cell carcinomas, the most common skin cancers, are curative if removed completely. Malignant melanomas are also treated with excision. However, depending on the depth of invasion and stage of disease, some undergo sentinel lymph node biopsy/dissection followed by systemic therapies such as interferon.

Answered 1/5/2019


Dr. Aradhna Saxena answered

Specializes in

Surgical Removal: Skin tumors are usually removed by surgical excision with or without stitching afterwards.

Answered 9/4/2013



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