9 doctors weighed in:
How do you treat skin cancer?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery
Skin cancers is usually treated by surgical excision.
This allows you to assess that the margins are clear and will allow you to stage the tumor appropriately. Occasionally, in poor surgical candidates, non-surgical modalities may be employed.

In brief: Surgery
Skin cancers is usually treated by surgical excision.
This allows you to assess that the margins are clear and will allow you to stage the tumor appropriately. Occasionally, in poor surgical candidates, non-surgical modalities may be employed.
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Most often, surgery is the way to go. Other things are appropriate for special circumstances
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends...
...On the type of skin cancer, but most solitary tumors are treated surgically.
Other options include radiation therapy and certain topical treatments.

In brief: Depends...
...On the type of skin cancer, but most solitary tumors are treated surgically.
Other options include radiation therapy and certain topical treatments.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Depends on type
Treatment depends on the type and the stage of the cancer.
Melanoma is treated locally with a margin of skin removed around the lesion. In addition depending on the stage of the melanoma lymph nodes by be removed in what is called a sentinel lymph node biopsy. Basal cell and squamous cell are treatment by removing the lesion with a narrow margin of normal tissue.

In brief: Depends on type
Treatment depends on the type and the stage of the cancer.
Melanoma is treated locally with a margin of skin removed around the lesion. In addition depending on the stage of the melanoma lymph nodes by be removed in what is called a sentinel lymph node biopsy. Basal cell and squamous cell are treatment by removing the lesion with a narrow margin of normal tissue.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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