The most common type of cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. 1 out of every 2 people will get skin cancer in their lifetime. While most skin cancers are not lethal, if not treated correctly they can be. The mismanagement of skin cancers can lead to very costly and tragic results.
With this in mind, we want you to have a complete understanding of the different types of skin cancers and their associated treatments options.
Diagnosis of skin cancer
As there are so many diseases that affect the skin, diagnosing skin cancer can sometimes be difficult. It is critical to never ignore a skin complaint, particularly if it’s changing or not healing. There are so many specialised skin cancer clinics available, which means having any concerns checked is simple and very straightforward. While it may be nothing, it could be cancer so catching it sooner rather than later can serious impact the outcome.
Types of skin cancer
Skin cancer may take many forms, meaning there are many different types. There are three in particular that deserve specific attention due to their commonality; Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) and Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC).
Treatment of skin cancers
As there are many different types of skin cancer, there are also many ways to treat it. While surgery seems to be the most prevalent treatment option, it is not the only way and, depending on the patient, may not be the most suitable way. Other treatment options include superficial radiotherapy (what we offer), cryotherapy (freezing), and treatment using specialised creams.
If looking at other options not mentioned here, we highly recommend researching them thoroughly and/or talking to your health care professional prior to commencing treatment.