Detection and removal of skin tumours requires close cooperation between the dermatologist and the surgeon. Let’s look at the ways and steps to surgically remove suspected skin lesions.
Go for dermatological screening every year!
Early detection is very important as a first step, and dermatologists recommend removal of suspected lesions during yearly screening.
A group of skin tumours does not, or only rarely, produces metastases, such as basal cell carcinoma and spinal cord carcinoma, which affect the older generation, especially those over the age of 60. melanoma, which originates from pigment cells and affects a very large number of young people (one of the leaders in the population under 40), is an aggressive type of cancer and often produces metastases. The incidence of melanoma is increasing by 3% per year. The chance of its development in our lifetime is 2.5%.
Removal should be done by surgeon!