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How can skin cancer be treated?
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Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Usually surgery
Most skin cancers are treated initially with surgical excision.
In some cases, depending on the type of tumor, other modalities may be employed. These include radiation, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, cryotherapy, and others.

In brief: Usually surgery
Most skin cancers are treated initially with surgical excision.
In some cases, depending on the type of tumor, other modalities may be employed. These include radiation, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, cryotherapy, and others.
Dr. David Yan
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually excision
Some type of excision is the primary treatment for skin cancers.
Usually a biopsy is done, then some means of removal. Options for superficial lesions include liquid nitrogen, shave biopsy, and topical medications. These method are inappropriate for melanomas and deeper lesions which usually need to be surgically excise. Rarely radiation therapy and other modalities can be used.

In brief: Usually excision
Some type of excision is the primary treatment for skin cancers.
Usually a biopsy is done, then some means of removal. Options for superficial lesions include liquid nitrogen, shave biopsy, and topical medications. These method are inappropriate for melanomas and deeper lesions which usually need to be surgically excise. Rarely radiation therapy and other modalities can be used.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Depends
This depends on the type of skin cancer.
Usually it involves a local treatment of removing the cancer with a margin of normal tissue. It melanoma it may also require the removal of lymph nodes depending the features of the melanoma.

In brief: Depends
This depends on the type of skin cancer.
Usually it involves a local treatment of removing the cancer with a margin of normal tissue. It melanoma it may also require the removal of lymph nodes depending the features of the melanoma.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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