SKIN CANCER

What is basal cell carcinoma?

 

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. This cancer occurs most frequently in light skinned individuals in their fifties and sixties. It is more common in people that have a history of sun exposure. Basal cell carcinoma does not spread through the blood stream or lymph system, but it can grow. It is therefore recommended that the tumor be removed.

 

Is surgery for eyelid tumors difficult?

 

Of course, the type of surgery one undertakes is dependent on the type and size of the growth. In general the surgery is performed as an outpatient under a local anesthetic with light sedation. The tumor is removed, the margins checked by a pathologist and the eyelid reconstructed using numerous excellent techniques.