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What is the treatment for skin cancer?

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There are different ways to remove, kill, or stop skin cancer cells from growing:

If usual treatments don’t work, you may be able to find a clinical trial. These test new ways to treat cancers that could be more effective or have lesser side effects.

Once you've had skin cancer, there's a good chance it will come back, so you'll need to get your skin checked regularly.

  • Surgery
  • Cryotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy or photochemotherapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Biologic or immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy

From: What Is Skin Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Skin Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Skin Cancer," "Skin Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) - Patient Version: Treatment Options."

American Cancer Society: "Skin Cancer: Basal and Squamous Cells," "Melanoma Skin Cancer."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 07, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Skin Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Skin Cancer," "Skin Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) - Patient Version: Treatment Options."

American Cancer Society: "Skin Cancer: Basal and Squamous Cells," "Melanoma Skin Cancer."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 07, 2019

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