Skin cancers are unique amongst all cancers in that we can see them grow. Approximately 50% of people will identify their own skin cancers while conducting their own skin checks.
Moles and skin lumps can be caused by lots of different things. Although most are harmless, they can be troublesome due to their appearance or from getting in the way with day-to-day activities.
Skin cancer removal involves an operation to cut out a skin cancer. Although most skin cancer removal procedures are short operations with a low level of risk and short recovery, larger skin cancer removals can carry a greater risk. Early detection and intervention is essential to help minimise the extent of surgery needed.
After removing larger skin cancers or those in areas with limited skin, a wound results that needs a form of reconstruction. The reconstruction aims to facilitate wound healing whilst also optimising the appearance and function of the area affected. As a consultant plastic surgeon, Mr Butler has extensive training and experience in the field of skin cancer reconstruction.