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After graduating in 1997 with an MBBCH in Johannesburg, Dr Shaun Segal spent 2 years on a surgical rotation at the world renowned Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa. Dr Segal went to England in 2000 and completed this surgical rotation. He also gained post graduate qualifications in General Practice and was awarded his FRACGP in 2005.
Dr Shaun Segal is passionate about specialized surgical techniques including flaps, grafts and performs margin controlled surgery (slow mohs procedures).
The Basics of Treating Skin Cancer
Depending on the type of skin cancer, you may have to undergo various surgical procedures to treat it. Fortunately, there are several highly effective treatments available today. Some of these methods are available on an outpatient basis, while others are only available in hospitals.
The first step in treating skin cancer is to make a proper diagnosis. This may involve a physical exam or a skin biopsy. A pathologist will examine the sample to determine if there are any signs of cancer cells. If there are, the doctor will recommend further treatment. This treatment may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or cryosurgery.
If your skin cancer is relatively small, your doctor may suggest treating it with a topical treatment. A topical treatment may contain chemotherapy drugs, immunotherapy, or other types of anticancer medication. The medicine can be applied directly to the affected area, or it can be taken internally. The doctor may also recommend surgery to remove the cancerous growth.
Another common type of treatment for skin cancer is radiation therapy. This procedure uses high-energy beams of radiation to destroy cancer cells. Radiation therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as an adjunct treatment to surgery. It is used to treat many types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). This procedure is usually performed as an outpatient procedure.
Radiation therapy is a very effective treatment for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. It can also be used to treat more advanced cancers. Some radiation therapies target the tumor while others use a special type of radiation to kill cancer cells. The amount of radiation used will depend on the size of the cancer and the patient’s health.
The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it is one of the main organs affected by ultraviolet radiation. People who spend time in the sun need to use protective measures, such as sunscreen and hats. If you are at high risk of developing skin cancer, you should also have regular skin exams. These checks can prevent skin cancer before it develops. You should also be aware of the risk of developing melanoma, which is more likely to spread to other parts of your body than other types of skin cancer. If you have been diagnosed with melanoma, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
If your cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, your doctor may recommend surgery. This procedure is typically done by an expert dermatologist, though a general practitioner may be able to perform the procedure. The doctor will numb the affected area with a local anaesthetic. He or she will then remove the cancerous growth. The wound will be sore and may be red. The skin will gradually heal after a few weeks. It may develop scars, however.
If you have a large tumor, you may need chemotherapy to shrink it. You can take the chemotherapy pills orally, or you can have them injected into your bloodstream. These treatments can be very effective for treating skin cancer, but they may also be accompanied by a number of side effects.
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