Are there risk factors for skin cancer?
Yes, people with fair skin or with excessive sun exposure, a history of sunburn, people with many moles or atypical moles, and family history are some of the factors that increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
How can skin cancer be prevented?
The best way to prevent skin cancer is to avoid prolonged exposure to UV rays, use sunscreen and wear clothing that covers the skin from the sun's rays.
Am I a candidate for a wide local excision?
The specialist will perform a general examination to learn your medical history and determine the size and depth of the cancer.
Why is it necessary to remove the surrounding skin?
Removing the surrounding skin minimizes the risk that the cancer will spread and has left a microscopic seed or root that could lead to other complications.