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Skin cancer – wide local excision information and locations

Skin cancer begins when cells in the epidermis start growing out of control. The main causes of skin cancer are prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays and the use of UV tanning beds.
Wide local excisions treat most skin cancers; basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and early-stage melanomas. Surgeons use local anesthesia to numb the area, and carefully remove skin cancer and surrounding healthy tissue; Stitches are used to close the wound, larger wounds might need a skin graft.
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Benefits
Save up to 48%
A fast procedure
Minimal scarring
Short recovery times
Reduces the risk of recurrence
Down time
2 hrs.
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Mexico City, CDMX.
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Skin cancer frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Am I a candidate for wide local excision?
To recommend the appropriate form of treatment, the specialist will do a general examination to learn about your medical history and determine the size and depth of cancer.
How do I prepare for a wide local excision?
Your doctor will ask you to avoid alcohol for 3 days before surgery and to avoid using make-up or perfume on the day of the procedure.
Why does the surrounding skin need to be removed?
Skin cancer has a chance of developing microscopic roots that surround the original growth, there’s also a chance of some cancerous cells separating and creating a “seed” that could lead to further complications; by removing the surrounding skin, surgeons decrease the possibility of cancer coming back into the area.
How is the incision closed?
This depends on the size and depth of cancer, for most wounds, stitches are used. Smaller incisions can heal by themselves, while bigger ones might need the use of skin grafts to properly heal.

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.