What do I do Next?

Depending on the type and stage of the skin cancer, your surgeon may recommend surgical excision, which involves the removal of the entire cancer. In-office excision of skin cancer is performed under local anaesthesia. Your surgeon cuts out the cancerous area along with a surrounding margin of healthy tissue. The incision is then closed with stitches. Large incisions require a skin graft or flap (skin from another location is removed and used to cover the defect) to close the wound. Your surgeon may recommend reconstructive surgery to preserve function and aesthetic appearance following the skin cancer removal.