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When treating skin cancer, the goal is generally to remove or destroy the cancer completely. This can sometimes be done during your biopsy; if this is the case, no further treatment would be needed. However, if additional treatment is required, your healthcare provider will describe your options.
 
Besides surgery, some of the most commonly used treatment options for skin cancer include:
   
The choice of treatment that is right for you will depend on several factors, such as:
 
  • The type of skin cancer you have
  • Stage of the disease
  • Size and place of the growth
  • Your general health and medical history.
     
(Click Skin Cancer Treatment for a closer look at this topic, including a discussion on getting a second opinion.)
 

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