Mr Vikas Chadha
Benign (non-cancerous) lumps and bumps such as styes and chalazions can be treated with conservative measures. Many others can be removed under local anaesthesia in the clinic setting or as day-case surgery.
The local anaesthetic injection results in a little nip for 10-20 seconds but once that's done, the rest of the procedure is completely painless for the patient. There is also very little post-operative pain.
Treatment of cancers very much depends on the type of cancer and its extent. The consultant may decide to do a small biopsy in clinic before deciding on the final treatment plan. The final surgery may be in stages or in one sitting and may be under local or general anaesthesia. The consultant will always discuss these details with the patient during the consultation and the patient is an integral part of the decision-making process.