Skin cancer is a condition where abnormal skin cells grow uncontrollably, often due to damage from sun exposure or genetic mutations. Exposure to certain chemicals (e.g. arsenic), tanning beds or radiation can also contribute to the development of skin cancers. There are three main types: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are classified as “non-melanoma” skin cancers and are more common and highly treatable. Melanoma is less common but more dangerous if not detected early. Symptoms include new or changing skin growths, sores that don’t heal, or changes in existing moles. Regular skin checks can help detect skin cancer at an early stage when it’s most treatable.
Screening of skin cancer requires regular self-monitoring and thorough examinations of the skin by a dermatologist. Suspicious lesions are identified and then sent for further investigations in the form of a biopsy, where a small sample of skin tissue is removed and sent for microscopic examination to confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment options depend on the type of skin cancer, the size, and location of the tumour. These may include surgical excision and/or radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted therapy.
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We are dedicated to your skin health and well-being. Our results-oriented approach is suitable for a wide range of hair, skin and nail conditions. Consult our MOH-accredited dermatologist for a personalised treatment plan.
You can use your Integrated Shield Plans to pay for certain procedures. Speak to us to learn more, and you’ll be surprised at how affordable private healthcare can be.
MBBS (S'pore) MRCP (UK) FAMS (Dermatology)
Dr. Lee Hwee Chyen is an accredited Adult & Paediatric dermatologist managing a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions. The clinic provides services for medical, surgical, cosmetic, women’s and paediatric dermatology.
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101 Irrawaddy Road #16-09
Royal Square at Novena, Singapore 329565
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