Skin cancer is a serious and often deadly disease that can be difficult to detect. But what does a GP actually do when they detect it on someone? This article will discuss the signs and symptoms of this disease, including how you may or might not know whether you have melanoma skin cancer, as well as the responsibilities that your GP has when they detect it.

If you have decided to have your non melanoma skin cancer removed by your skin cancer GP surgery, then the following procedure will need to be followed:

  • Your doctor will need to confirm that the cancer is indeed non melanoma skin cancer. This can be done through a physical examination, diagnostic tests, or by looking at the patient's medical records.

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  • If the cancer is confirmed, a surgery plan will need to be put together. This will include an assessment of the cancer, its location and how large it is. The surgeon will also need to consider any other health issues that may be present.

  • Once the surgery plan has been created, your doctor will need to book an appointment with you. This will allow you to discuss the planned surgery and answer any questions that you may have.

The surgery itself will involve removing the cancerous tissue from around the affected area. Depending on the size and location of the cancer, this may involve some minor cosmetic reconstruction afterwards.