Stephen D. Antrobus MD – PSC expert surgeon from Baton Rouge, LA discusses what to do if you get a skin cancer.
“What do you do if you get a skin cancer??”
Treatment for skin cancer and the precancerous skin lesions known as actinic keratoses varies, depending on the size, type, depth and location of the lesions. Often the abnormal cells are surgically removed or destroyed with topical medications. Most skin cancer treatments require only a local anesthetic and can be done in an outpatient setting. Sometimes no treatment is necessary beyond an initial biopsy that removes the entire growth.