• Ask the Expert: Why Do Some Skin Cancers Go Untreated?

    7 days ago - By Sun & Skin Cancer

    Q: I've heard of people who put off surgery for years; do I have to get my skin cancer treated right away?
    William Hanke, MD, MPH: Most of the time, skin cancers are caught early, when they are relatively small, and are treated with outpatient surgery, such as Mohs micrographic surgery. But sometimes they can grow to become very large. I have seen a few the diameter of a baseball or even larger!
    These large skin cancers tend to be basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. These skin cancers will continue to grow if nothing is done to stop them. Extended growth can result in...
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