Skin cancer has been increasing in recent years more and more as the main cause for its appearance is exposure to solar radiation. There are two main types: Malignant Melanoma and Non-Melanocytic Skin Cancers (Basicellular Epithelium / Carcinoma, Acanthocellular Carcinoma).
Mr. Konstantinos Benetatos can diagnose and cure all forms of skin cancer for complete healing.
Basal Cell Epithelium is the most common form of non-melanocytic cell carcinoma of the skin, also known as phagosomal ulcer. Extends only locally and does not give distal or lymph node metastases. However, if not addressed, it can cause local serious problems. The diagnosis of skin lesions is done by punch biopsy and the surgical resection follows. Constantine Benetatos usually performs a surgical resection of the lesion and immediate wound closure, however, in some cases, a more complex surgery (skin flap or cutaneous transplant for rehabilitation) will be required, depending on the case of the individual patient.
Most types of Basal Cell Carcinomas are usually painless and may vary in appearance, ie from a flat scaly red mark to a texture and pearl rim around a central crater.
This is the second most common form of non-melanocytic cell carcinoma of the skin and in contrast to basal cell carcinoma, it can exhibit metastases throughout the body if it is not properly treated immediately. Acanthocellular carcinoma can vary greatly in appearance, but usually occurs as a scaly or as a localized area of the skin or sometimes as a mass with a red inflammatory base. The diagnosis of skin damage is done by a good clinical examination in combination with punch biopsy and the surgical resection of the lesion will follow. Mr. Constantinos Benetatos recommends the treatment of Acanthocellular carcinoma with surgery as soon as possible.
Melanoma is cancer of skin melanocytes and, if timed, the prognosis for the patient may be good enough. Malignant Melanoma often has irregular edges, is of varying color and may cause itching, bleeding and growing in size. It is one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer, becoming and requiring immediate and in-depth surgical treatment by an experienced plastic surgeon.