Sun exposure, associated with genetic factors, makes skin cancer one of the most commonly diagnosed neoplasms. Fortunately, if it is treated early and correctly, this can lead to healing in most cases. Therefore, it is extremely important to always follow up with your dermatologist to monitor your moles and lesions.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
It is important to pay close attention to moles that have different shapes, colors, or that have changed recently. Wounds that do not fully heal can also be a sign of skin cancer. In such cases, or if you’re in doubt, it is important to consult your doctor.
Removal of skin cancer varies according to type, size, and location of the lesion. It is always important to have your lesions examined and sent to a pathologist for a histopathology analysis. Make sure to show your doctor the results. Depending on the results, this will help your plastic surgeon discuss potential additional procedure(s) with you.
Skin cancer removal recovery
The postoperative guideline and care will vary depending on the procedure needed to treat the lesion.