Updated: Aug 7, 2019
Skin cancers can arise from sundamaged skin and are called non-melanoma skin cancers. The common ones are called Basal cell carcinomas and Squamous cell carcinomas. The premalignant stage of these appears as a scaly patch commonly on the sun exposed areas and are called Actinic keratoses. Skin cancers that arise from moles are called Melanomas and are of very high risk if not treated at an early stage.
Treatment options include:
- Topical creams
- Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen (Actinic keratoses)
- Skin tumour surgery with margin check
- Moh’s micrographic surgery
- Referral to specialized centres for melanoma