Many skin lesions are benign (non-cancerous), and are removed for cosmetic concerns. Cancerous or pre-cancerous skin lesions, however, are required to be removed for health reasons. Delaying treatment for skin cancers can allow spreading of the cancer cells to other parts of the body. Almost all skin cancers are related to age and exposure to the harmful rays of the sun. Australia boasts the highest rate of all types of skin cancer in the world. A staggering one in two Australians will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime.
Surgical treatment of skin cancers on the face and body can potentially result in disfiguring and unsightly scars. They are best treated by a plastic surgeon, who can utilize specialized techniques (grafts and flaps) to ensure appropriate removal of the cancer, whilst minimizing the degree of scarring, and to promote healing. Dr Goh has had extensive training and experience in Australia for the treatment of all types of skin cancers.
Common skin cancers treated
by Dr Goh are
- BCC – Basal Cell Carcinoma
- SCC – Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
- Malignant Melanoma
Other types of non-cancerous skin
lesions treated by Dr Goh include
- Moles (Naevus)
- Solar Keratosis
- Seborrheic Keratosis