Harvard Health Letter

Do all skin cancers have to be removed?

Ask the doctor Q. My doctor says I have a small skin cancer on my scalp, but itís not melanoma. Do I really need to have it removed? A. Itís true that melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, because it can spread throughout the body. You definitely need to have any melanoma removed, to try to excise it before it spreads. Two other types of skin cancer,…

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