A 46-year-old member asked:
Why do tumors develop in the skin? how are they treated?
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Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
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A 50-year-old member asked:
How are skin tumors typically treated?
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Dermatology 24 years experience
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.
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