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At Drummoyne Dermatology we will provide you with the latest news and research on Melanoma and Skin Cancer. Read recent authoritative articles on Skin Cancer and Melanoma.
Skin cancer remains one of the most prevalent types of cancer worldwide, affecting millions of people every year. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer, accounting for about 80% of non-melanoma cases. While typically not life-threatening, BCC can be disfiguring and require extensive surgical interventions.
Radiotherapy for skin cancers is usually for patients over 60yrs, with large or difficult to treat tumours. The advantage of radiotherapy for these tumours is that a skin graft or flap is avoided. The treatment is painless and the patient does not feel sick or...
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is treatment for superficial types of skin cancer. PDT is effective in treating solar keratoses, squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Bowen’s disease) and superficial basal cell carcinomas. It has a cure rate of approximately 80%. PDT or...
Efudix is a topical cream that is commonly used to treat precancerous skin conditions, such as actinic keratosis and Bowen’s disease. The cream contains a powerful medication called fluorouracil, which works by killing rapidly dividing cells. It is typically applied to the affected area once or twice daily for several weeks.