Tumour Removal
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Tumour Removal

Skin tumours present as visible or palpable lumps on the skin.

Description

Skin tumours present as visible or palpable lumps on the skin. They can be cancerous or benign and are more common in the elderly population. Skin cancer effects 2 out of every 3 Australians in their lifetime. It is important to diagnose and treat skin cancer early to avoid potential spread.


Procedure

Some of the common procedures to treat skin tumours include:

  • Surgical excision with primary, flap or skin graft closure
  • Cryosurgery
  • Curettage and electrodessication

Funding access

Yes (Check with your private health fund)


FAQ

What are the different types of benign tumours?

Some of the common types of benign tumours include:

  • Warts: Small bumpy growths caused by viral infection
  • Naevi: Birthmarks or moles
  • Seborrheic keratosis: Brown, black or light skin colour growths with a slightly raised appearance

What are the different types of malignant tumours?

The commonest malignant skin tumour is the basal carcinoma. This spreads locally and does not metastasise; Other types of skin cancer seen include squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Malignant melanoma is a more aggressive skin cancer and can potentially spread to draining lymph glands.


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