Curettage and Electrosurgery for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
Why It Is Done
Curettage and electrosurgery are done to:
- Treat cancers on the outermost skin layer (superficial), especially if they are in an area where appearance is not a concern.
- Remove a small Reference basal cell carcinoma Opens New Window.
- Remove a Reference squamous cell carcinoma Opens New Window in its earliest, noninvasive form (in situ, Bowen).
- Remove a new skin cancer.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 2, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology