Malignant melanoma is a malignant tumour of skin melanocytes cells. It represents 4% of all skin cancers. It often manifests as a fast growing irregular dark brown/black skin lesion with different shades. It can also sometimes manifest as a wet purple red nodule. Ulceration and bleeding are usually late signs. Melanoma is considered as one of the worst skin cancers as the risk of spreading to organs is considerable. Treatment is by surgical removal and sometimes lymph nodes also need to be removed.
Removal of this skin cancer is done under local anaesthetic and the procedure would last approximately 30 minutes. The skin needs to be incised and the cancer cut out with some margins. The wound will be closed with sutures and a dressing will be applied on. It will leave a linear scar that usually fades away over the years. The removed lesion will be sent to Histology to be analysed under microscope. Patient will be reviewed to discuss the result. Communication between our Clinic and the NHS is upheld rigorously and we will keep your GP informed of the outcome.
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What is included: Once the patient goes ahead for surgery, the price will include the consultation, the surgical procedure, the post-operative care pack and the post treatment review if requested.
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