Most treatments to remove cancerous lesions can be conducted under local or general anesthesia. Small lesions are removed with excision while large lesions may require some reconstruction surgery. Dr. Bishop can go over in detail with you what your specific case requires during your consultation. Incision sites may be sore, red or drain small amounts of fluid. Be sure to closely follow the care instructions that Dr. Bishop provides to you. Healing will continue for weeks and even months after your surgery and incision lines will fade and continue to improve. Sun exposure on wounds and scar lines can result in irregular pigmentation or cause the sight to become red, raised or dark.
Practicing sun protection after you have fully healed will help prevent future development of skin cancer.
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