Surgery

Surgery is the most common treatment for skin cancer. How it's done depends mostly on the size of the cancer and where it is.

  • Surgery for skin cancer

    Surgery is the most common treatment for skin cancer. The type of operation depends on the size and position of the cancer.

  • What happens before the surgery?

    Your surgery will be carefully planned to make sure you are well cared for.

  • Who might I meet?

    A team of specialists will plan your surgery. This will include a surgeon who specialises in your type of cancer.

  • Follow-up care after surgery

    You will have follow-up appointments after your surgery to check on your recovery and any new symptoms.

  • Skin grafts and skin flaps

    You may need to have skin taken from another area of the body to cover the area where the skin cancer was removed.