Skin Procedure and Excision
During a skin examination, your GP typically initiates the process by delving into your medical history to evaluate your potential risk factors. Following this, they conduct a thorough examination, starting from the crown of your head and progressing all the way down to the tips of your toes.
Should your doctor identify a suspicious lesion that may be indicative of skin cancer, they might opt to perform a skin biopsy with the application of a local anesthetic. This procedure aids in determining whether cancer is indeed present, and if so, it facilitates the planning of subsequent treatment. Additionally, precancerous lesions could be treated through cryotherapy as a preventive measure to thwart their progression into cancer.