Curettage For Treatment of Skin Cancers

Minor Skin Cancer Surgery in Warrawong

Curettage and desiccation is a form of skin cancer removal used for carcinomas. It involves scraping the skin with a tool known as a curette, and then cauterising the wound. This kind of treatment doesn’t involve stitches, however it will still leave a scar. A curettage may be suitable and used for both cancerous and precancerous growths.
Because a local anaesthetic is used, there is not any pain during this procedure. Repetition may be required for effective removal where the area is scraped and burned up to 3 times.

Curettage For Treatment of Skin Cancers

Minor Skin Cancer Surgery in Warrawong

Curettage and desiccation is a form of skin cancer removal used for carcinomas. It involves scraping the skin with a tool known as a curette, and then cauterising the wound. This kind of treatment doesn’t involve stitches, however it will still leave a scar. A curettage may be suitable and used for both cancerous and precancerous growths.
Because a local anaesthetic is used, there is not any pain during this procedure. Repetition may be required for effective removal where the area is scraped and burned up to 3 times.

For What Types of Skin Cancer is a Curettage Used?

BCC and SCC

A curettage may be used to treat low-risk Basal Cell Carcinomas and non-invasive Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Generally, a curettage may be considered when there is a low risk tumour that is small with clear borders. Your doctor will determine a tumour’s risk level based on a biopsy report

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis, which is a precancer, which forms when cells in the epidermis begin to grow abnormally. Read more here.
A curettage is not suitable in areas that have hair, such as the scalp, beard, or armpits
For any surgical procedure, your doctor will outline what is involved, what the potential side-effects might be and what the post-operative care will entail. We endeavour to keep our patients as informed as possible. 

Curettage

Book a Skin Check Today

The GPs at King Street Skin Cancer have many years of experience in performing skin checks with both male and female doctors are available for bookings. If you have not received a skin check for some time, or have a mole you’re concerned about, please book an appointment as soon as possible.

Where To Find King Street Skin Cancer

Where To Find King Street Skin Cancer

King Street Skin Cancer is conveniently located at 67 King Street, Warrawong, next to Warrawong Library and Plush Furniture.

Our premises has ample parking available on Carlotta Cres, at the northern end of Darcy Wentworth Park. Our practice is located at the corner of King Street & Hoskins Avenue.

We have accessibility parking available beside our building on the corner of King Street & Hoskins Ave. Enter via Hoskins Ave. During your visit you can also enjoy great coffee and refreshments from our in house cafe King Street Coffee.

If you have trouble finding us, please call us.

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