Skin cancer information and locations in Mexico

Skin cancer can be caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays either from the sun or artificial sources. Prevention and early detection increase the chances of a successful treatment.
Skin cancer begins when the cells of the epidermis start to grow uncontrollably, mainly in areas that are most exposed to UV rays, such as the face, hands, arms, and legs. Although not all skin cancers manifest themselves in the same way, the most common symptoms are skin changes or moles, non-healing sores, or red or scaly nodules.

Treatment for skin cancer varies depending on the size, depth, and type of cancer. The most common procedure that can treat most skin cancers is wide local excision. During the procedure, the skin cancer and surrounding tissue are removed to minimize the risk of recurrence.
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Skin cancer
Procedure: 1 hr.
Hospital stay: 2 - 4 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 2 days
After surgery
Out-of-town patients’ do not require a follow-up. Patients are clear for flying after 2 days from skin cancer surgery.
Note: See with the specialist what follow-up or postoperative care you need to take with a primary care physician, or specialist in your home city, regarding sutures or medication adjustments after the procedure.
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Skin cancer frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
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.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.