What is Skin Cancer Excision ?

Skin cancer excision is a surgical procedure aimed at removing cancerous cells from the skin. It’s typically employed when other treatments such as radiation therapy or topical medications aren’t sufficient.

Causes of Skin Cancer:

  1. UV Radiation: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or artificial sources like tanning beds damages skin cells and can lead to cancer.
  2. Genetics: Individuals with a family history of skin cancer may be genetically predisposed to developing the condition.
  3. Fair Skin: People with fair skin, light-colored eyes, and light hair are at higher risk due to less melanin, which provides natural protection against UV radiation.
  4. Immune Suppression: Conditions or medications that suppress the immune system increase the risk of skin cancer.

Types of Skin Cancer:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC): The most common type, usually appears as a pearly or waxy bump or a flat, flesh-colored or brown scar-like lesion.
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): Typically presents as a red, firm nodule or a flat lesion with a scaly or crusty surface.
  • Melanoma: The most aggressive type, often develops from an existing mole or appears as a new dark spot on the skin.

Treatments for Skin Cancer:

  • Excision Surgery: Involves removing the cancerous tissue along with a margin of healthy skin to ensure all cancer cells are eliminated.
  • Mohs Surgery: A specialized technique where thin layers of skin are progressively removed and examined under a microscope until no cancer cells are detected.
  • Cryotherapy: Freezing the cancerous cells with liquid nitrogen.
  • Radiation Therapy: Using high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells.
  • Topical Medications: Prescription creams or gels containing substances that target and kill cancer cells.


Choose Cutexx Skin Clinic for precise and thorough skin cancer excision, ensuring expert care and optimal outcomes. Our dedicated team combines advanced techniques with compassionate support for your peace of mind throughout the process.

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Dr. Kinnor Das, MBBS, MD, is a specialist in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy. With extensive training and experience in these areas, Dr. Das is dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients.