SKIN CANCER

DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

The mainstay of treatment is usually surgery, but other treatments are available.

After a full history and examination a diagnosis and treatment plan can be agreed with you.

A full history of the lesion, your risk factors for skin cancer and general health will be taken as well as an examination of your skin and of any suspect lesions with a dermatoscope.
In addition to a clinical examination, a surgical biopsy of the lesion may be required to obtain a histological diagnosis.
Depending on the findings, type of skin cancer and size, a personalised treatment plan will be made.

Ewan Wilson is a skin cancer specialist and is able to offer a wide range of solutions, advice and treatments tailored to your specific diagnosis and needs.

Diagnosis

Mole checking:
Mr Wilson is a specialist in Melanoma and Skin Cancer and is able to offer a full skin check of all moles and skin lesions.

Treatment

Surgical Excision:
This cuts the tumour out and stitches will be used to sew the wound together. Depending on the size and location of the lesion, a local flap or a skin graft may be required to reconstruct the area.
The tumour will be sent for histological evaluation.

Topical chemotherapy:
Creams such as effudix or imiquimod can be used to treat some skin cancers.

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Efudix
Imiquimod

Cryotherapy:
Freezes and kills cancer cells and is potentially good for early or superficial BCC’s, Actinic Keratoses or Sebhorreic Keratoses.
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Radiotherapy:
X-Rays are used to destroy the cancerous cells and can be used primarily or as an adjunct to surgery.
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British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
Society of Surgical Oncology
General Medical Council
Royal College of Surgeons