No other human organ can be examined so easily and as effectively as the skin. If detected early, skin cancer is virtually always curable, and in view of this prevention coupled with early diagnosis plays a paramount role in dermatology. The recommended frequency of examinations is based on the patient’s individual risk profile, which is created at the first visit.
Modern documentation and Dermatoscopy examination enables skin changes to be classified precisely. This allows unnecessary operations to be avoided and necessary operations to be executed more precisely. Suspicious moles will be removed under local anesthesia of the treated area with a punch biopsy or a small cut. A subsequent histological examination is obligatory.
Skin cancer is on the rise. Fortunately, malignant Melanoma can be healed in almost all cases, timely diagnosis is a prerequisite for providing optimum treatment. Much more common are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Today skin cancer is treated through gentle surgical procedures.