Skin Cancer

What are the risks of skin cancer removal?

Even with skin cancer removal, there is a risk of recurrence or spreading of the cancer. With any surgery, there is a (low) risk of post-operative infection, bleeding, and swelling. Other risks may include slow wound healing, changes in skin sensation, nerve, blood vessel, and muscle damage. After a skin flap reconstruction or skin graft, [...]

What are the risks of skin cancer removal?2021-05-28T13:08:40+02:00

What to expect after skin cancer removal?

After surgery to remove skin cancer expect to have dressings covering the wounds. You will be advised on how to treat the area and you may have stitches that will need to be removed. The recovery will depend on the type of surgery. There is a chance of some pain and discomfort but your prescribed [...]

What to expect after skin cancer removal?2021-05-28T13:14:46+02:00

How to prepare for skin cancer removal surgery?

To prepare for skin cancer removal surgery, you may be asked to stop smoking for 2 – 4 weeks prior to the procedure. Nicotine retards the healing process, and quitting for as long as possible before surgery helps improve blood flow. You might also have to have a blood test before surgery is performed. During [...]

How to prepare for skin cancer removal surgery?2021-05-28T13:19:20+02:00

What is the procedure for skin cancer removal?

The procedure and techniques will vary depending on the diagnosis. If the lesion is small a simple removal will be done and the incision closed. If there are indeterminate cancerous cells under or in the skin we may ask a pathologist for a frozen section examination during your surgery. This will improve the chances of [...]

What is the procedure for skin cancer removal?2021-05-28T13:29:01+02:00

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