Surgical removal is probably the commonest modality used to treat both primary and recurrent skin cancers. Most can be performed under a local anaesthetic as an outpatient procedure, but some cases will require admission and treatment under a general anaesthetic.
This is the process of freezing skin lesions where topical creams or gels are applied directly to the affected skin and used to treat precancerous lesions such as actinic keratosis or Bowen’s diseaseas well as benign lesions such as warts and seborrheic keratoses.
Chemicals in the form of topical creams such as Efudix™ and Aldara™ stimulate the body’s own immune system to fight against the abnormal cells. These are effective in the management of lesions such as actinic keratoses, Bowen’s disease and superficial basal cell carcinomas.
These are fatty lumps under the skin and common in head and neck. They grow slightly and can become painful, especially in the neck area. They respond well to surgical excision and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.