Ear cancer can affect both the inner and external parts of the ear. It often starts as a skin cancer on the outer ear that then spreads throughout the various ear structures, including the ear canal and the eardrum.
Ear cancer is very rare. If you have any suspicious growths on the outside of your ear or in your middle ear, your doctor can remove some of the tissue and send it to a lab to check for cancer cells.
A large and complex cancer involved half of patient’s nose, calling for expert treatment to restore her health and appearance.
Mohs surgery is an effective way to remove all of the cancer while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible. But it’s not perfect. If even one cancer cell is left behind, the lesion can come back.
Mouth cancer stages are indicated using Roman numerals I through IV.
A lower stage, such as stage I, indicates a smaller cancer confined to one area. A higher stage, such as stage IV, indicates a larger cancer, or that cancer has spread to other areas of the head or neck or to other areas of the body. Your cancer’s stage helps your doctor determine your treatment options.
Surgery is the most common and effective treatment for skin cancer.
Small skin growths can often be removed (excised) under local anesthetic or by a technique known as curettage and electrocautery. Larger growth are more likely to be cut out while you are under a general anesthetic. The skin is also replaced with a skin graft or skin flap, if needed.
Most operations will be done under local anesthetic and you will go home the same day.
The wound will be covered by a dressing.
The staff at the clinic will explain how to take care of the area and the dressing.
And if necessary, staff can arrange for a district nurse to change your dressings at home or they may advise you to return to the clinic for help with dressing the wound.
Please note that all patients are required to sign a consent form before a surgical procedure is performed.
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