Stephen McCulley, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. MBChb, FCS(SA)Plast, FRCS(plast)

Skin cancers have become more common and must be treated immediately with surgery as soon as diagnosis occurs

Skin cancers have become a lot more common over the last decade. There are two main types of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Stephen McCulley can diagnose and treat all forms of skin cancer.

Basal Cell Carcinoma
This is the most common form of non-melanoma skin cancer and is also known as Rodent Ulcer. Although this form of skin cancer will not spread around the body it is still advisable to treat it as early as possible with surgery. Stephen McCulley will usually carry out a direct excision, but occasionally it will require more complex surgery depending on the individual case.

Most basal cell carcinomas are painless and can vary in appearance from a scaly flat red mark to a pearl-like rim surrounding a central crater.

Further information about basal cell carcinoma can be found at The British Association Of Dermatologists

Sqaumous Cell Carcinoma
This is the second most common form of non-melanoma skin cancer. Unlike basal cell carcinomas, this can spread around the body and Stephen McCulley would recommend treating it as early as possible with surgery. Sqaumous cell carcinoma can vary greatly in appearance, but usually appears as a scaly or crusty area of skin or lump, with a red inflamed base.

Further information about squamous cell carcinoma can be found at The British Association Of Dermatologists

Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
This is a cancer of the pigment cells of the skin and if treated early the outlook can be good. Melanoma will often have an irregular edge, differ in colour and may itch. Melanoma can spread to other areas of the body.

Further information about melanoma can be found at The British Association Of Dermatologists

Costs
The treatment of skin cancer varies and prices can be obtained during your consultation. Please get in touch with us here

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