Skin cancer treatments

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Dr Colbrook is able to manage many skin cancers here in the Reydon Street Medical Centre procedure room without the need for referral.

Some skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions are suitable to be treated with freezing or electro-surgery and curettage (“burn and scrape”), or the use of special creams.

Other skin cancers and melanomas will require surgical excision of the lesion and then a suitable closure depending on the type of cancer, body site and size. Most will be closed with a straight-line wound, but some more complex wounds will require moving from an adjacent area (flap repair) or from elsewhere (skin graft).

The options for managing a skin cancer will always be discussed with you before any procedure is carried out, sometimes assisted by a previous diagnostic biopsy to assist in further planning. Where appropriate we will also help you by referral to specialist for laser, light therapy, radiotherapy or surgery.

Due the increasing costs of equipment and materials there will usually be a gap (out of pocket) expense for procedures.

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