Eyelid and Facial Skin Cancer

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:

  • basal cell carcinoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma

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.

Eyelid & Consultants aims to make every patient feel comfortable and secure. If you have any questions or concerns or would like more information, please call (504) 895-3223 to set up a consultation with one of our specialists.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the most common type of skin cancer?
What causes skin cancer?
How does sun exposure contribute to skin cancer?
Is all ultraviolet light bad?
Is it true that one really bad sunburn can cause skin cancers later in life?
When do most people get sun damage to the skin?
How is skin cancer diagnosed?
What is MOHS surgery?
What can I do to prevent skin cancer?
I have a history of sun exposure; what can I do to prevent this from being a problem?
What role do the doctors at Eyelid & Facial Consultants play in diagnosing and treating skin cancers?

 

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New Orleans Location
3715 Prytania St, Suite 504
New Orleans, LA 70115
Tel: 504-895-3223
Fax: 504-895-3224

Baton Rouge Location
10423 Old Hammond Hwy, Suite 1-A
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Tel: 225-522-2233
Fax: 225-522-2232