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Skin Cancer Treatment in Memphis

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer were treated in the U.S. in a recent year. One in every five people in America will develop skin cancer by the age of 70.

Like all forms of cancer, skin cancer may require surgery to remove malignant cells. Our skilled reconstructive and plastic surgeons at University Plastic Surgeons in Memphis use specialized techniques to remove cancerous lesions, preserving your appearance as well as your health.

Advanced Skin Cancer Treatment Options

Most cases of skin cancer can be treated in the doctor’s office or with outpatient surgery. Depending on the type and extent of skin cancer, advanced treatment options may include:

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This is the primary treatment for most skin cancers.


Systemic chemotherapy may be recommended for patients with advanced skin cancers.

Targeted Therapy

This treatment uses drugs designed to attach themselves to cancer cells and to kill those cells or help other therapies work better.

Topical Treatments

In some cases of localized skin cancer, topical treatments can be used to destroy or remove cancerous cells.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation may be used after skin cancer surgery in areas where lymph nodes were removed, or if cancer has returned.


This therapy uses drugs designed to help the immune system identify and attack cancer cells.

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Reconstructive Surgery with Skin Cancer

Although necessary to preserve your health, skin cancer surgery can leave scarring and disfigurement, particularly when surgery is extensive or a wide excision technique is used. Our renowned reconstructive and plastic surgeons perform reconstructive surgery with artistry and skill to minimize the aesthetic effects of skin cancer surgery.

The surgical technique used in skin cancer reconstructive surgery will depend on the location and extent of the excision. It may involve a local flap, in which healthy, adjacent tissue is repositioned over the surgical wound. Another reconstructive option is a skin graft, in which a thin layer of tissue is removed from another area of the body and placed at the surgical wound site.

High Quality Care for Skin Cancer Patients

At University Plastic Surgeons in Memphis, our goal is to effectively treat your skin cancer without dramatically altering your appearance. We focus on both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, which makes us eminently qualified to treat both the medical and cosmetic aspects of skin cancer. Our reconstructive and plastic surgeons have earned a reputation for artistry and surgical excellence in the Memphis area.

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