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PROCEDURES

Information About Skin Cancer Treatment Procedures

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Surgical excision is a surgery performed to treat melanoma skin cancer. A scalpel is used to remove the cancer and surrounding tissue for testing.

Mohs micrographic surgery, or chemosurgery, is a highly successful surgery used to cut out skin cancer growths and microscopically examine them.

Superficial Radiation Therapy, commonly known as SRT, is the sensitive method of skin radiation used to treat patients with skin cancer.

Levulan Kerastick is a treatment that uses aminolevulinic acid and light to treat bothersome skin growths, such as lesions, on the face and scalp.

Topical chemotherapy is a cream that treats cancer through the first layer of skin by killing cancerous cells and preventing them from multiplying.

Cryosurgery is a procedure that uses liquid nitrogen to freeze external skin cells that possess abnormal qualities or are thought to be cancerous.

Electrodesiccation and curettage is a nonsurgical procedure that removes skin lesions such as moles, warts, horns, angiomas, and surface skin cancers.

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