Skin Cancer Surgery

Skin neoplasms (also known as “skin cancer”) are skin growths with differing causes and varying degrees of malignancy. The three most common malignant skin cancers are:

  • Basal cell cancer
  • Squamous cell cancer
  • Melanoma

Each of which is named after the type of skin cell from which it arises. Skin cancer generally develops in the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin). Self skin examination is important.  Removal of the skin cancer after diagnosis with appropriate pathology examination is important

Currently, surgical excision is the most common form of treatment for skin cancers. The goal of reconstructive surgery is restoration of normal appearance and function.