Skin cancer excision involves removing the cancerous tissue or growth from the skin. Once the cancer has been extracted, the doctor will reconstruct the skin by either a skin graft (piece of skin from another area of the body) or a flap (adjacent healthy tissue). With any procedure, there are risks. Such risks include bleeding, infection, recurrence of skin cancer, change in skin sensation, and damage to deeper structures (nerves and muscles). Also there is always risk that the cancer will recur.
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