Skin cancer removal and reconstruction
- Posted on: Apr 15 2021
It’s a scary moment when a patient is diagnosed with skin cancer. Fortunately, skin cancer has a high success rate as it can be caught early and easily removed. However, it shouldn’t be taken lightly, and patients in the Webster, TX who have been diagnosed with skin cancer will want to work with a professional to have it removed. Skin cancer removal is available with Dr. Kimberly Carpin.
What happens during skin cancer removal?
When skin cancer has been diagnosed, it often remains on a single part of the body. The most popular treatment for skin cancer is excision, during which the tumor, mole, or growth is physically removed by a doctor. Excision can be deep, and in some cases, some of the tissue around the cancer may need to be removed as well. This can cause significant scarring or disfigurement, especially if it has occurred somewhere where it is highly noticeable. Dr. Kimberly Carpin not only offers skin cancer removal, but skin cancer reconstruction. Healthy skin harvested from elsewhere on the body may be used in the area where skin cancer was removed to reduce the remaining scarring and help rebuild the treatment area. When skin cancer removal and reconstruction is done by an experienced plastic surgeon, patients will have minimal visibility of their previous surgical treatments.
How do I spot skin cancer?
Every adult patient is encouraged to visit a dermatologist on a yearly basis for an annual skin cancer screening. During this time, a doctor will evaluate the patient from head to toe to look for unusual tumors or growths that might indicate cancerous cells. These areas are biopsied, during which a sample of the growth is removed and sent off to a laboratory for testing. Patients who notice any changes in their skin or moles will want to book a screening in between annual visits to ensure cancer has not developed. The key to beating skin cancer is early detection and treatment.
Have you been diagnosed with skin cancer?
Dr. Kimberly Carpin and her team in Webster, TX work routinely with patients who are dealing with a recent skin cancer diagnosis and are considering their options for treatment. Call (281) 333-4600 to request a consultation appointment at 18201-B Gulf Freeway.
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