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Is it possible to cure skin cancer without surgery?

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Dr. James White
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on the type of skin cancer, cure can be attained without surgical incisions.
Radiation therapy to the skin has been used for years in treatment of skin cancers. Non invasive skin cancers can be treated with levulan and blue light therapy. Shave biopsy with fulguration is an effective technique to destroy superficial skin cancers. Many options depending on type skin cancer, location, etc.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the type of skin cancer, cure can be attained without surgical incisions.
Radiation therapy to the skin has been used for years in treatment of skin cancers. Non invasive skin cancers can be treated with levulan and blue light therapy. Shave biopsy with fulguration is an effective technique to destroy superficial skin cancers. Many options depending on type skin cancer, location, etc.
Dr. James White
Dr. James White
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Dr. Michael Sabel
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

There are different types of skin cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma can be treated with different approaches, some non-surgical. Squamous cell carcinoma usually requires surgery but in some cases radiation can be used. But melanoma, the most aggressive formof skin cancer, will require surgery.

In brief: Depends

There are different types of skin cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma can be treated with different approaches, some non-surgical. Squamous cell carcinoma usually requires surgery but in some cases radiation can be used. But melanoma, the most aggressive formof skin cancer, will require surgery.
Dr. Michael Sabel
Dr. Michael Sabel
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not melanoma

Surgery is the main treatment for melanoma.

In brief: Not melanoma

Surgery is the main treatment for melanoma.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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