Skin Cancer Removal
Skin Cancer Removal in Barrie
More than one in four fair-skinned Canadians will get skin cancer in their lifetime. Dr. Tumi offers supportive and thorough skin cancer removal.
Plastic surgeons are involved in removing a large share of skin cancer. Most skin cancers occur on the “sunbelt” of the face which includes the nose, cheeks, temples and ears. Almost all skin cancers are caused by sunburns. During a skin cancer removal procedure, a plastic surgeon may:
Basal Cell Skin Cancer
Basal cell skin cancer is the most common kind of skin cancer.
Basal cell skin cancer generally never leads to death unless you don’t do something about it.
Squamous Cell Skin Cancer
Squamous cell skin cancer is very much the same as basal cell skin cancer in appearance.
Squamous cell skin cancers on the hand, the lip, and the ear do have a higher risk of metastasis than sun-induced squamous cell skin cancers on the rest of the face and body.
Malignant melanoma occurs in 1% of fair-skinned Canadians. This kind of cancer can metastasize and therefore can result in death. However, if you catch it early on and have it removed, the survival rate is high. The survival rate of removing malignant melanoma surgically is over 95%. There are three symptoms that make melanoma obvious, as this is not a subtle skin cancer in most instances:
Benefits of Skin Cancer Removal
Skin Cancer Removal Cost
The cost for skin cancer removal depends on both the size of the cancer and the amount of tissue removed. Contact Dr. Tumi for a consultation.
- all pre-op and post-op care
- compression wear
- scar cream.