Discussing Your Skin Cancer — Options and Concerns
All of the treatments mentioned on this site, when chosen carefully and appropriately, have good cure rates for most basal cell and squamous cell cancers – and even for malignant melanoma, if it’s caught very early, before it’s had a chance to spread.
You should discuss these choices thoroughly with Dr. Lesavoy before beginning treatment. Find out which options are available to you and how effective they’re likely to be for your particular cancer. Ask about the possible risks and side effects; who can best perform them; and the cosmetic and functional results you can expect. If you have any doubts about the outcome, get a second opinion from a plastic surgeon before you begin treatment.