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Eyelid Tumors

Eyelid Tumors

What should I do if I have a lump on my eyelid?

If you develop a lump on your eyelid it is a good idea to get it checked by an Oculoplastic Specialist. Most lumps are benign (non cancerous) but some can be cancerous and need careful removal to make sure that they do not come back. The commonest type of skin cancer around the eye is called basocellular carcinoma.

Should I get the lump checked urgently?

If you have a lump around the eye that bleeds, is present for longer than a couple of weeks without getting better or is slowly getting larger then it is possible you could have a cancerous growth and you should get it checked as soon as possible.

How do you remove eyelid lumps?

The way of removing lid lumps depends on what the lump is. Sometimes it is necessary to biopsy the lump first in order to find out what it is.
The doctor will examine your lump and advise you as to the best course of action.

What happens if I have a cancerous lump?

If you have a lid lump that appears to be cancerous, the doctor will advise you on the best way to deal with it.
We are able to offer Moh’s micrographic surgery if required to ensure all the cancer is removed.

What is Moh’s micrographic surgery?

Moh’s surgery is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer so that all the cancer is removed from an area. It is particularly useful around the eye which is a delicate area.

Keywords: skin cancer, basocellular carcinoma, skin tumor, Moh’s micrographic surgery

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