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What are treatments for non-melanoma skin cancer?

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Standard treatments for non-melanoma skin cancer include:

  • Primary excision - the skin cancer is removed
  • Mohs surgery – the skin cancer is removed and each layer is examined to see if the cancer is gone
  • Electrodesiccation and curettage – the skin cancer cells are scraped away and the remaining cells are destroyed with an electric needle
  • Cryosurgery or freezing
  • Prescription creams

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology. FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 14, 2017

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology. FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 14, 2017

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