Reconstruction After Skin Cancer

Harry Salinas, Plastic Surgeon at Miami Cancer Institute, explains there is a huge range of skin cancers and he says about reconstructive surgery the following: "They're very common, non-melanoma skin cancers being the most common and it can be as simple as you just cut it out and close the wound, then you have a little linear scar or if the defect is bigger that we have to move some local tissue around". Salinas says there are some cancers that if neglected will grow and invade underlying structures and need big reconstructions, like the head of neck patients or the lower extremity patient.

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