Cancer Therapy Tips: 4 Types of Treatment for Skin Cancer

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Treatment for Skin Cancer
Now there are several ways to treat skin cancer.

Treatment of skin cancer depends on the location and severity of the disease.

Prompt diagnosis and early treatment can help to make it better and more effectively.

Here are 4 common types of treatment for skin cancer:

1. Surgical measures

Non-melanoma cancer or tumor can be completely removed with surgery.

Cryosurgery, simple excision, dermabrasion, or laser surgery is a surgical technique which is effective to remove skin cancer tissue.

2. chemotherapy

Either chemotherapy through a vein or oral, targeted at cancer cells can cure cancer as well.

Chemotherapy can kill cells or inhibit the ability of cancer cell division. Skin cancer is also sometimes treated with chemotherapy drugs in the form of creams or ointments.

3. Radiation therapy

External or internal radiation therapy can be used for the treatment of skin cancer. Form of therapy chosen depends on the type of skin cancer and how severe the condition is.

4. Photodynamic therapy

This is a newer method for treating cancer and has less influence on the healthy and normal tissues.

This technique begins by giving photoactive drugs and drugs that can specifically bind to the skin cells that are cancerous to the patient.

When laser light is emitted in the affected area of cancer cells, the drug becomes active and kills off the cancer cells.