Your doctor will want to remove
all of the cancer. There are several ways to do this. The most common way is to
numb your skin so that it does not hurt, then cut out the cancer. You will be
awake while this is done.
This surgery almost always cures
nonmelanoma skin cancer. Other treatments include radiation, medicines that are put on the skin (topical therapies), and photodynamic therapy (PDT).
After your treatment, you will need
regular checkups, because having skin cancer once means you are more likely to
get it again.
prevent it by being careful in the sun. Stay out of the sun at midday, when the
sun's rays are strongest. Wear sunscreen or other sun protection. Do not use
tanning booths or sunlamps.