Skin Cancer Treatments
Skin cancer occurs when the cells in the skin grow in some abnormal way. While cancerous cells may often start in areas of the body that are frequently exposed to the sun, they can spread to areas that are not. This is why it’s so important to pay attention to how much time you spend in the sun and to make certain you always wear sunscreen or remain in the shade if you’re going to be outdoors for long periods of time.
If you are diagnosed with skin cancer, there are a number of different treatments that can be done depending on what type of skin cancer you have, where it’s located, how deep it penetrates into the body, and how large the affected area is. Small areas may not require much in the way of treatment at all—the entire growth can often be removed by a skin biopsy. This is why early detection is so important. Removing the entire growth at once removes the need for other, harsher treatments.
Laser therapy is the lightest of these treatments. It can be used on cancer that hasn’t penetrated the skin very far and may not be that widespread. The cancerous growths are removed with an intense laser. Radiation therapy is an option if the cancer is fairly deep but not very widespread and when the cancer can’t be removed surgically. In some cases, especially when the cancer is widespread, chemotherapy is really the only option. This treatment will involve a number of appointments and, as with all chemotherapy treatments, have a number of harsh side-effects.
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