Treatment of skin cancer (carcinoma, melanoma) without surgery

Written by: Top Doctors®
Published: | Updated: 12/12/2017
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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¿What methods are recommended for the treatment of skin cancer (excluding surgery ) ?The oncologico corresponds to laser treatment in some certain cases, depending on the type and depth of tumor lesion. Among the physical methods have above the liquid nitrogen: this is a therapeutic weapon now very important day that completely destroys all surface tumor lesions and, occasionally, some deeper. Also you can use some topical treatments by direct application of a specific cream, do a burn injuries are at skin level.

¿What type of anesthesia should be used ?Normally, when a treatment or laser surgery is done I used anesthetic subcutaneously and via a peri - lesional interdermal level. All that are other types of physical or chemical treatments no longer require prior anesthesia.

¿, there risks or side effects ?In principle it can be said that the risks of treatments that can be performed by laser may leave a scar, but obviously is much better to leave a scar leave a tumor. In both the physical and the chemical methods is not normally used to scarring.

¿What results can be expected ?The results can and should be obtained are the cure of tumors. In this sense, according to the type of tumor, location, depth, and other factors to consider, the most appropriate treatment will choose between the techniques described above.

¿When I can resume my activities after treatment ?Patients usually can be incorporated into their work the same day of the realization of treatment.

¿, As you can detect skin cancer ?You should consult with a dermatologist when any skin lesion revealed changes or when any new lesion appearance that just does not cure or improve. Also when this lesion begins to annoy, to bleed, to itch or change color, would force to consult a specialist.

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