The human skin is the largest organ, a real barrier between the external environment and the body. She is exposed to a huge number of irritating and damaging factors every day: stress, environmental problems, household chemicals, irrational nutrition and uncontrolled medication intake, aggressive cosmetic procedures… All this leads to a violation of the normal functioning of the natural barrier and the occurrence of various diseases, including skin cancer.
Treatment of patients with malignant neoplasms on the skin consists in radical removal (elimination) of the tumor. In Belarus, skin cancer is successfully cured with the help of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and laser therapy. The method of treatment is selected individually, because it depends on the localization and stage of development of the tumor, its histological structure, the form of growth, even on the general condition of the patient and the presence of other diseases.
In Belarus, the treatment of cancer of the skin of the face and other parts of the body begins after a complete diagnosis is completed. In oncology of the skin, visual examination of the patient, cytological examination, electrocoagulation is relevant if the surface of the neoplasm is dry.
Often, combined treatment is also used, for example, surgery with radiation therapy or laser therapy. During the recovery period, the patient is recommended to adhere to an enhanced, fortified diet, take more walks in the fresh air, drink a course of medications to correct digestive, neurological and inflammatory phenomena.
Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are cured by excision of the tumor within healthy tissues. With squamous cell neoplasms, they recede from their edge by 1-1. 5 cm, with basal cell carcinomas-by 0.5 cm. The wider the tumor is carved – the more likely it is to relapse.
Tumors of stages I-II are cut out, the tissue defect is closed by local movement of skin flaps. To close the wound defect after excision of stage III and IV tumors, autodermoplasty is used with split perforated skin flaps 0.2-0.25 mm thick.
To learn more about how skin cancer is treated, what tests you need to pass before therapy and how much it will all cost, you can consult with an oncologist and an oncosurgeon.