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Your treatment depends on where your skin cancer is, how big it is and your general health. 

Making decisions about your treatment

Find out how your doctor decides which treatment you need and the types of treatment you might have.


Read about the different types of surgery for skin cancer, what happens before surgery and how you might feel after your operation.


Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Photodynamic therapy uses a drug and a special type of light to destroy cancer cells. Find out when it's used.


When, where and how you have chemotherapy for skin cancer, and the possible side effects.

Imiquimod cream

Imiquimod cream is a treatment that uses your immune system to attack skin cancer cells.

Follow up

Find out about the follow up you'll need when you've had treatment for skin cancer.

Information and help