Skin Cancer Treatments

There are a number of skin cancer treatments available through Sydney Dermatology Group, and skin cancers are usually curable if detected early. Your dermatologist will decide on a treatment based on a number of factors, including the type of cancer, location of the cancer, how big the cancer is and whether it has spread to other parts of your body.

Imiquimod and Anticancer Drugs

Imiquimod is a cream which stimulates the body’s own immune system to attack and destroy the skin cancer.

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Curette and Cautery

This procedure is ideal for early non-melanoma skin cancers.

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Surgical Excision

Cutting out the tumour can be used for many BCC’s, SCC’s and melanomas.

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Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

PDT is a treatment option where a photosensitising cream is applied to the site of your skin cancer and the light is shone on that area.

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High-energy radiation is generally reserved for lesions not easily treated by surgery, curette, excision or cryotherapy, especially those tumours in difficult areas of the face or in older patients.

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