Best Skin Cancer Treatment in Mumbai

Skin Cancer

Squamous cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a type of skin cancer which usually presents as non healing ulcers but can grow below the skin and spread to draining nodes or distant organs.

  • Sore or wound that doesnt heal
  • Flat or little raised red/ brown patch that can have bleeding, itching, pain
  • Previous sun exposure (UV light)
  • Previous skin damage such as burns or a major scar
  • Non healing wounds and draining sinuses in persistent infection
  • Actinic keratosis, a precancerous skin condition

Squamous Cell Carcinoma can spread to the draining lymph nodes or distant organs.

  • Primary diagnosis : Medical history, Physical examination
  • Advanced diagnosis : Incisional biopsy (a small area of tumour is sampled for histopathological examination)

Wide local excision of the primary tumour is curable in non metastatic disease. Most of the patients with SCC will require some kind of reconstructive surgery (split skin grafting or flap) to cover the defect. For patients with lymph node metastasis, a radical lymph node dissection will often be required.

Surgery is curable in non metastatic SCC.

In patients with metastatic disease, survival depends upon the extent of distant metastasis and feasibility for resection.

  • Keep away from sun, especially when its rays are the strongest. Schedule outdoor activities for other times of the day, even during winter or when the sky is cloudy.
  • Wear sunscreen year-round. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours – or more often if youre swimming or perspiring.
  • Wear protective clothing. Cover your skin with dark, tightly woven clothing that covers your arms and legs, and a broad-brimmed hat, which provides more protection than does a baseball cap or visor.
  • Keep away from tanning beds. They emit UV rays and can increase your risk of skin cancer.
  • Check your skin regularly and report changes to your doctor.
Dr. Manit Gundavda -  Best Orthopedic Oncologist in Mumbai

Dr. Manit Gundavda

MBBS, DNB (Orthopaedic Surgery), MNAMS (Orthopaedics), Professional Diploma in Clinical Research (PDCR), Diploma in Tissue Banking & Advanced Therapies


Bone & Joint/Orthopaedics, Cancer


Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Metastatic bone lesions Giant Cell Tumours of Bone Paediatric bone cysts Pathological Fractures Complex Arthroplasty and Large endoprosthetic reconstructions Navigated surgery and 3D Modelling for Patient Specific Implants.