Surgical options include not only the type of surgery used to remove the cancer, but also the method of repairing the resultant skin defect.

The choice of surgical excision will depend on a number of factors including the exact type of skin cancer, the site and size as well as whether the tumor has had any previous treatment.

The choice of repair will be determined by the size of the defect as well as the anatomical site, looseness of the surrounding skin etc.

Your skin cancer expert will be best positioned to make the right choice for you, and it is important not to be swayed by media descriptions of "miracle" or "wonder" cures.

Surgical options include:

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    BCCs are the most commonly seen form of skin cancer.

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