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Additional Skin Cancer Treatments

Standard Excision

Many skin cancer tumors can be eliminated with a surgery called a standard excision. The tumor and a margin of normal skin are numbed to allow the tumor and surrounding tissue to be removed. Depending on the tumor size, the skin may heal on its own, require stitches or need a skin graft or skin flap that uses healthy tissue from the surrounding areas.

Electrodesiccation and Curettage

With this two-part procedure, cancerous tissue is scraped away using a surgical instrument called a curette. The remaining tissue is then cauterized with an electric needle.

Electrodesiccation and Cryotherapy

With this two-part procedure, cancerous tissue is scraped away using a surgical instrument called a curette. The remaining tissue is then treated with liquid nitrogen to destroy any remaining abnormal cells.

For additional patient education, please visit www.skincancermohssurgery.org and www.mohscollege.org .