Tumors of the skin often occur in sun-exposed areas of the body. They are usually not life threatening, but can be locally invasive and therefore should not be ignored.
Normally, skin cells regenerate in an orderly manner, new cells push older cells out toward the skin surface and the older cells die and are shed off. However, sometimes cells can develop DNA damage, which disrupts this normal cycle and leads to disorderly cell growth.
Consultation and Treatment
Treatment for each individual case depends on the size, location and stage of the tumor.
Before you consider undergoing any procedure, a physical examination and consultation will take place with our surgical expert. Photographs are taken and the tumor/lesion iscarefully assessed helping to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Removal of most skin tumors can usually be performed under local anaesthesia and the piece removed is then sent for pathologic examination for final diagnosis and to ensure that no residual tumor cells are left behind. Microsurgical skills and magnifying loupes are used to treat exposed areas in order to achieve the most flawless result possible.