Skin cancer is a common condition around the world. Fortunately, this condition is highly treatable when discovered early. Your surgeon may recommend a skin excision if you have a cancerous skin lesion. This procedure removes the skin cancer and can often achieve a complete cure.
What are Skin Excisions for Skin Cancer?
A skin excision is a procedure that removes a skin lesion. When used for skin cancer, an excision surgery uses incisions to remove the cancer and a margin of skin and tissue around it. This process typically removes the entire skin cancer, although testing is performed to ensure it is completely gone. A skin excision is used for skin cancers that have not spread beyond a certain area and cannot be removed with less invasive methods.