Skin Cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are the most common types, but are easier to cure than melanoma. A skin cancer screening is a non-invasive clinical examination, where Mr Michael, performs a visual inspection of the skin. It is recommended that everyone regularly examine their skin for suspicious moles or lesions.
The central treatment for skin cancer is surgery. The surgery is tailored according to the type, location and size of the skin cancer. The cancerous cells are completely removed using delicate Plastic Surgery techniques for the best chance of removal as well as for a good aesthetic result.
A biopsy of the removed specimen is required.
What is Melanoma?
Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. Some Melanomas may grow from moles, but most do not. Moles are very common, most people have up to 30 moles. If you have a large number of moles, routine examinations by your doctor along with self-examination of your skin is recommended to identify early changes in mole shape and colour.
What are the most common types of skin cancer?
The three most common malignant skin cancers are Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) and Melanoma.
What does skin cancer look like?
Some of the skin cancer signs are changes to the skin that do not heal, bleeding, ulcerating in the skin, thickening of the skin, discoloration and changes in existing moles, for example, the development of rough or uneven edges, a change in shape, or the increase in the size of a mole. Clinical examinations are required by a specialist for correct diagnosis.