Skin Cancer

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Diagnosis and Treatment


Early melanomas are usually treated surgically. Later stages may require more extensive surgery which may include surgical removal of affected lymph nodes. If the melanoma has spread beyond the skin, immunotherapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy may be used.

For more information on melanoma and its treatment see Cancer Research UK

Non melanoma skin cancer (NMSC)

Treatments for non-melanoma skin cancer include surgical removal, freezing (cryotherapy), anti-cancer creams, radiotherapy and a form of light treatment called photodynamic therapy (PDT). The treatment used will depend on the type, size and location of the non-melanoma skin cancer you have.

Treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer is usually successful as, unlike most other types of cancer, there’s a considerably lower risk that the cancer will spread to other parts of the body.

For more information on NMSC and its treatment see Cancer Research UK