Non-Surgical Treatments

Half of all fair skinned Australians will develop Basal Cell Carcinoma - a common type of skin cancer - before they are 70 years of age. Basal Cell Carcinoma is relatively slow growing (compared to Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma that can grow rapidly) and so is suitable for non-surgical treatment.

Faster growing skin cancers must be removed by surgical excision. Non-surgical treatment is statistically not as effective as surgical treatment, however it may be a preferable option in some cases as it avoids some of the drawbacks of surgery, such as pain and discomfort, bleeding and potential infection.

For more details on common non-surgical treatment alternatives, visit the following pages on this site...

Freezing
Curette & burning
Efudix ® cream
Aldara ® cream
Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Radiotherapy