Each year in the United States there are more new cases of skin cancer than there are cases of breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancer combined. Skin cancer can affect those of all ethnicities, but most commonly affects people with lighter complexions.
Skin cancers of the lower eyelid are some of the most common that we treat. They are typically raised bumps on the edges of the eyelid that are not painful, but they may also be flat or even cavity-like. Other symptoms of possible skin cancer of the eyelid include itching, crusting, bleeding and open sores.
The two skin cancers most commonly affecting the eyelid are:
Other less common types include: melanoma, sebaceous cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma, and others.
Skin cancers necessitate various approaches to treatment. The primary goal is removal of all traces of the cancer. In addition, restoring the functionality of the eyelid is a priority while preserving the aesthetic appearance of the eyelid and face remains paramount.
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