Common treatments may involve one or more of the following:
- Surgical removal
- Curettage and cautery (in which a local anaesthetic is applied, the cancer is removed with a small tool and heat is applied to destroy any remaining cancer cells)
- Cryotherapy (using extreme cold to destroy cancer cells)
- Radiotherapy (also known as radiation therapy)
- Topical medications
- Chemotherapy (often used when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body)
Your doctor will discuss the treatment options most suited to your specific diagnosis and help you to formulate a treatment plan that suits your individual needs. The cost of treatment will vary depending on the severity of your skin cancer and the type of treatment used. If detected early, many removals can be done with a simple in-clinic procedure.