At BMI Kings Park Hospital our Consultant Dermatologists, Dr Joyce Leman and Dr Colin Morton treat a range of medical conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis and skin cancers. They are also able to carry out surgery for the removal of skin lesions such as moles, cysts, lipomas and skin tags.
Diagnosis and treatment will be offered at the same appointment wherever possible and diagnosis may include biopsies, blood tests or skin samples.
At BMI Kings Park Hospital we offer rapid access to diagnostics and treatment for all non-melanoma skin cancers. The two most common forms of non-melanoma skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). After the initial consultation, your consultant will present the diagnosis and treatment plan. There are a number of different techniques used to treat non-melanoma skin cancers:
- Conventional surgery: the technique is to cut away the cancer, along with a small amount of normal surrounding skin. The cut is then stitched closed.
- Curettage and electrocautery (C&C): the cancer cells are scraped off and an electrical current is applied to the skin to kill any remaining cancer cells.
- Cryosurgery: very cold liquid nitrogen is used to freeze and kill the cancer cells.