I have been advised I have a form of skin cancer? What next?
If your GP has identified a skin lesion to be cancerous, they will refer you to a plastic surgeon if surgical treatment is necessary.
The pathology results will be compassionately discussed with you at your appointment with Dr Reddy during your initial skin cancer surgery consultation. Together, he will work with you to develop a customised treatment plan to best remove the cancer.
Surgical skin cancer removal
Skin cancer surgery will be based on the type of cancer, the growth stage and location on your body. Typically, surgery will involve removing the cancer and restoring the wound with the following methods:
This involves moving skin tissue over to either fill a defect or to achieve a better cosmetic outcome.
This involves transferring skin from another location to fill the defect. This procedure may require a more thorough post-operative care and longer recovery process.
Surgery may be performed under local anaesthesia, depending on the size and site of the lesion. For more complex surgery, a general anaesthetic will be required.
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Every patient is unique and results may vary. Surgery and all health regulated services carry risks which need to be discussed with your doctor to ensure you are fully informed and realistic outcomes have been explained.