Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It is caused due to the development
of abnormal cells, which leads to mutations.
There are two main types of skin cancer: Melanoma and Non-Melanoma
Skin Melanoma is the 19th most commonly occurring cancer, both in men and women.
About two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer
before they reach the age of 70. It kills more than 2000 Australians every year.
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- Dr. Sayyal offers effective Skin Cancer Management
Services to assist you to lead a cancer-free life
We believe that timely detection can lead to better treatment outcomes. Once you visit our clinic,
Dr. Sayyal will examine any suspicious skin spot and discuss your treatment options with you.
Majority of the skin cancers require prompt excision. The skin around the cancer is cut under
a local anesthetic. Only a few stitches are needed afterward and, in most cases, nothing needs
to be done further.Expert pathologists examine our specimens to confirm whether cancer has been
removed. Dr Sayyal and his team are working todevelop a smart phone application for early diagnosis
of skin cancer. This app will be available on App Store and Google Play very soon.
- If you have a spot that is worrying you, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
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- We believe that timely detection can lead to better treatment outcomes. Once you visit our clinic,
The following techniques
are used for your treatment:
- 1- Biopsy
When you visit the clinic, Dr. Sayyal will examine your skin.
If a skin cancer is suspected a biopsy would be recommended,
which will involve taking a sample of skin under local anesthetic.
The specimen is studied under microscopy, to confirm or rule out
any possible cancer. A biopsy is a quick and safe procedure.
- When you visit the clinic, Dr. Sayyal will examine your skin.
- 2- Excision
When skin cancer is identified, a scalpel is used to remove that part
of the skin. To ease the pain, a local anesthetic is administered.
The incision is then closed with stitches. The incision will take
almost 1 to 3 weeks to heal, needing no further action.
- When skin cancer is identified, a scalpel is used to remove that part
- 3- Curettage
This technique is different from an excision. The cancerous mass is
scraped off by using a curette, which is a spoon-shaped surgical tool.
Instead of having stitches, the incision is left open to heal naturally.
The technique is quick and easy. But a curettage is not preferred for
aggressive cancers or high-risk sites.
- This technique is different from an excision. The cancerous mass is
- 4- Cryotherapy
In this procedure, liquid nitrogen is sprayed over the cancerous mass.
The extreme cold caused by the liquid nitrogen causes a destructivereaction.
The healing process takes several days. The technique is well-suited for
small-sized lesion but is not preferred for larger ones. Cryotherapy is also
ideal for non-cancer skin lesions (warts, skin tags etc.)
- In this procedure, liquid nitrogen is sprayed over the cancerous mass.
- 5- Topical Medications
Depending on the nature of your spot, Dr. Sayyal may prescribe a topical medication.
These anti-inflammatory agents are used to treat sun damaged skin on your body. They
need to be applied for a specified period for desired outcomes.
- Depending on the nature of your spot, Dr. Sayyal may prescribe a topical medication.