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Is skin cancer curable?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
11 doctors agree

In brief: Usually

In general, yes. There are many different types of skin cancer, and they all behave differently.
As mentioned above, if caught early, all cancers are very curable. The speed with which they spread is very different from tumor to tumor. If you have any skin lesions which are changing, bleeding, or are otherwise concerning to you, have it evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible.

In brief: Usually

In general, yes. There are many different types of skin cancer, and they all behave differently.
As mentioned above, if caught early, all cancers are very curable. The speed with which they spread is very different from tumor to tumor. If you have any skin lesions which are changing, bleeding, or are otherwise concerning to you, have it evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be

Whether or not a skin cancer is curable depends on the type of skin cancer and the stage of the tumor. Things like basal cell carcinoma are very curable are very rarely spread.
Lower stage tumors are more likely to be successfully treated.

In brief: Can be

Whether or not a skin cancer is curable depends on the type of skin cancer and the stage of the tumor. Things like basal cell carcinoma are very curable are very rarely spread.
Lower stage tumors are more likely to be successfully treated.
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan
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Dr. Dilawar Singh
General Practice

In brief: Yes

In early stages most of the skin cancers curable

In brief: Yes

In early stages most of the skin cancers curable
Dr. Dilawar Singh
Dr. Dilawar Singh
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Yes

If detected in its early stages skin cancer is highly curable.

In brief: Yes

If detected in its early stages skin cancer is highly curable.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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