Field Treatment for Skin Cancer

Field treatment for skin cancer is treating early, pre-cancerous lesions to minimise the risk of progression to cancer and the need for surgery.

It can consist of an affordable and effective cream treatment that can treat early sun damage. It can also help your skin to rejuvenate while preventing cancer of the skin and give cosmetic benefits.

What does field treatment involve?

It involves treating a region of sun-damaged skin that has numerous early or superficial skin cancer changes.

In this situation, field treatments tend to offer superior outcomes and are generally better tolerated than alternatives.

Is field treatment for skin cancer effective?

Recent studies have found that Efudix (5-fluorouracil) cream is the most effective option for field treatment. Other options that are occasionally used, include Aldara (imiquimod) cream and photodynamic therapy (PDT).

Treatment with Efudix has been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer development in the short term after treatment.

Will I be prescribed a field treatment if I have skin cancer?

Not necessarily. In your appointment with one of our specialist dermatologists, they will go over some treatment options that may best suit you and your lifestyle. Everyone is different and will require different treatments that are suited to your needs. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, you can rest assured that you can have them addressed in your consultation.