A surgical excision, also known as shave excision of a skin lesion, is a skin cancer treatment that surgically removes malignant moles, lesions, and tumors from the skin along with a healthy margin around the tumor.
Electrodessication and Curettage (ED&C)
Scraping or burning-off skin growths (also known as electrodesiccation and curettage) can be used for less serious skin cancers, pre-cancers and benign growths. A local anesthetic is injected, and then the abnormal tissue is scraped off with a special tool. The area is then cauterized until bleeding stops.