Diagnosis and treatment process for skin cancer

Written by: Dr. Jordi Bachs Bayés
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The types of skin cancer that most frequently consult us are: basal cell epithelioma, spinocellular epithelioma and malignant melanoma.

Although skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body, very often the reason for consultation is a tumor that appears on the face: forehead, nose, cheeks, lips, chin, ears or scalp.

The patient asks for a day and time to visit. During the visit, I value the lesion according to its characteristics: shape, size, situation and how important it is to know how long it has been and how it has evolved (color change, bleeding and growth rate).. With all these data the diagnosis is established, which allows to indicate a treatment proposal.

Most of these lesions require a surgical treatment of excision or excision of the tumor. If the case requires it, during the surgery, I perform the reconstruction of the affected area to recover the shape and contour.


To carry out the surgery I propose three types of anesthesia:

  • Local anesthesia. After the surgery, the patient returns to his home.
  • Local anesthesia plus sedation. After the surgery the patient will stay an hour in observation after which he can return to his home.
  • General anesthesia. The patient will be admitted to the clinic from 8 to 24 hours until his recovery.

We perform the analysis or histological study of the excised lesion. The result of the analysis will give us the diagnosis of the injury and it will specify that we have proceeded to its total extirpation. If the opinion is that the lesion still persists, a new margin expansion surgery should be performed and the corresponding analysis should be carried out to confirm the total removal of the lesion.

After 7-10 days the sutures are removed and I indicate the controls to follow.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Jordi Bachs Bayés

By Dr. Jordi Bachs Bayés
Plastic surgery

Dr. Bachs Bayés is a reference specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. With over 30 years of experience, currently he runs his own clinic Plastic Surgery in Girona. He is an expert in gynecomastia, ie surgery in male mammary gland in female intimate surgery and treatments such as hyaluronic acid, facial sagging and facial fillers. Dr. Bachs Bayés is a specialist in plastic surgery oncology, since it realizes reconstructions of areas affected by tumors. Make treatment of skin cancer, breast reconstruction or patients who have suffered an accident or burn. Also specializes in aesthetic medicine, the doctor performs treatments that improve the appearance without using surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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