Skin cancer removal
The removal of skin cancer is a critical step in the treatment of cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions in the early stages, before they become more serious. Our specialists have many years of expertise in skin cancer surgery, which involves the excision or removal of the lesion along with some healthy skin around it.
We deliver effective results while minimising scarring
Generally a local anaesthetic is used to numb the area of the skin cancer and the wound is closed with either dissolvable or non-dissolvable stitches. Larger or prominently placed lesions may requires a skin graft or flap repair.
In the first 48 hours post-procedure you may experience some bleeding from the wound, along with some swelling, bruising and pain, which can be managed with oral pain medication. After two to three weeks, the surgical area should begin to return to normal.
To help prevent excess bleeding or swelling it is recommended to keep the operative site higher than your heart. For example if a lesion was removed from your arm, elevate the arm with pillows while lying or sitting. If bleeding continues longer than 48 hours or any other issues arise, please contact Renaissant, your GP or your closest emergency department.
Skin cancer removal is a suitable for:
- Non-melanoma skin cancers
- Melanoma skin cancers
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