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Excision Of A Skin Cancer
Can you tell me if i could have excision surgery to remove skin cancer while I am 6 months pregnant?
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Depends: When removing skin for skin cancer, the skin that is removed needs to be checked ny a pathologist under the microscope to make sure all the cancer is removed. If skin cancer remains, a second surgery is necessary to remove the residual cancer. A second surgery is required about 5% of the time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mohs surgery: The gold standard is mohs micrographic surgery a process by which the tissue can be examined immediately under the microscope to check all margins to ensure that all the skin cancer is removed. Fellowship trained mohs surgeon can be found thru the american college of mohs surgery (acms): http://www.Mohscollege.Org/acms/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on location: Surgical removal of skin cancers is effective and the risks are associated with the size and location. Bleeding, infection and poor cosmetic outcome are all risks. Delayed healing in areas of poor blood flow is also a risk. Other treatments such as radiation can be successful as well with similar results and better cosmetic outcomes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can skin cancer be as problematic as other cancers if not detected early enough? Live very near beach. Is skin cancer 99.8% curable with excision?
Skin cancer types: Melanoma can be cured if detected and treated early; deadly if not. Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers can also be cured, but if not treated early can be locally invasive. Best defenses are prevention ( avoid sun exposure) and regular skin examinations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told I have a small ovarian cyst. I am 59 years old and had skin cancer excision in the public area two years ago. Should I be concerned?
Pathology moderate atypical dysplastic nevus, recommend further excision. Is this cancer/melanoma?
Does having a tan help protect me against getting skin cancer (i.E., can the use of suntan lotion be reduced as i become more tan?)?
Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more