Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Skin Cancer Surgery

Surgery for skin cancer may include:

  • Surgical excision for skin cancer:
    • The cancer is surgically removed from the skin
  • Curettage for skin cancer:
    • The cancer is scraped from the skin surface
  • Electro dissection for skin cancer:
    • Electricity is used to remove layers of the cancer over time
  • Cryosurgery for skin cancer:
  • Laser surgery for skin cancer:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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