My Skin Cancer Treatments

Treatment is required to kill cancer and to eradicate it. The size and location of a skin cancer, the medical history of the patient, the weight, age and the likelihood of scarring help decide the patient ‘s best type of care. Treatment for skin cancer usually requires some form of surgery , radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. In coming cases , a doctor may recommend a combination of these methods to remove the patient’s skin cancer.If you are looking for more tips, check out Skin Cancer Removal.

Popular forms of treatment for skin cancer are:

Usually, basil cell and squamous cell carcinomas (cancers) are treated with surgery. Surgery is a fast and simple way to cure skin cancer, and typically very short recovery periods. One consideration is to leave as little scar as possible, as unnoticeable. If the area where a cancer is removed is large, skin grafting may be needed when removing a large tumour to reduce the amount of scarring.

A laser therapy can be used to treat cancer affecting the outer layer of skin. It can be used to kill cancer cells on the skin with a highly concentrated beam of light.

Cryosurgery can be used to treat mild skin tumours, actinic keratoses and other precancerous skin disorders. Liquid nitrogen is sprayed onto the skin to freeze unhealthy cells and destroy them. When the area thaws the dead skin falls off. Some stinging can occur when the nitrogen is applied, and some discomfort and swelling can occur when the region thaws out.

Perhaps the only way to destroy cancer cells and prevent them from developing is radiation. Radiation is also used to treat surgically dangerous areas such as the tip of the nose and ear or as an alternative to surgery. Radiation takes longer to complete and has several other short-term side effects which should be known to the patient.

Topical chemotherapy, where an anticancer drug is added to the skin in the form of a lotion or cream, can be the best cure for cancers restricted to the skin’s outer layer , usually on the face , neck and ears. I’ve used two types: Effudex and Fluoroplex. Both were successful in eliminating unhealthy cells of the skin and left my face to look like I had a bad sunburn before the skin cured.

You may become worried about the cancer that spreads through your body and gets worse when you have a skin cancer. While there are many successful therapies for skin cancer, skin cancer may reoccur elsewhere on the body. To spot skin cancers early, follow-up treatments with your doctor, daily self-exams and a periodic dermatologist checkup are necessary. It is necessary to keep up with your doctor’s orders to reduce the risk of recurrent skin cancer again.

Not all cancers are curable, however many are curable, so never give up on finding a solution to your skin cancer problems. There are some natural therapies for skin cancer that can be an alternative to surgery, and some other traditional skin cancer treatments. Take a look … My blog to read more about natural therapies.