Ways of treating skin cancer without surgery

Written by: Dr. Santiago Bassas Bresca
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What methods are recommended for the treatment of skin cancer (excluding surgery)?

Oncological treatment corresponds to the laser in some certain cases, depending on the type and depth of the tumor lesion. Among the physical methods have above liquid nitrogen: this is a therapeutic weapon now very important day that completely destroys all superficial tumor lesions and, occasionally, some deeper. You can also use some topical treatments by direct application of a special cream, perform a burn injuries are skin level.


What type of anesthesia should be used?

Normally, when a treatment with surgery or laser is performed anesthetic used subcutaneously and via interdermal peri-lesional level. All that are other types of physical or chemical treatments no longer require prior anesthesia.


Are there any risks or side effects?

In principle it can be said that the risks of treatments that can be performed by laser can leave a scar but obviously is much better to leave a scar leave a tumor. Both physical and chemical methods normally not used to scarring.


what results can be expected?

The results can and should be obtained are healing tumors. In this sense, depending on the type of tumor, the location, depth and other factors to be considered, the most appropriate treatment is chosen from the techniques described above.


When I can resume my activities after treatment?

Patients usually can be incorporated to work on the same day of the completion of treatment.


How you can detect skin cancer?

You should consult with your dermatologist when skin lesion revealed any changes or when any new onset injury that does not heal or just improve. Also when this injury begins to annoy, bleeding, itching or change color, would require consultation with the specialist.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Santiago Bassas Bresca

Dr. Bassas is a renowned specialist in Dermatology. He has more than 30 years of experience and his own clinic in Barcelona. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of alopecia and hair disorders. Throughout his career he has held positions of responsibility such as Head of the Dermatology Unit at the Red Cross Hospital in L'Hospitalet and the Children's Hospital of Barcelona.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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