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Electrodessication and Curettage

Electrodessication and curettage (scraping and burning) is a technique in which a sharp instrument is used to scrape off the skin cancer and then a small electric needle is used to burn the base. The procedure is extremely quick to perform and no stitches are needed. Cure rates are typically 85-90%, depending on the location. The scraping and burning leaves a round scar slightly larger than the original skin cancer. It starts our pink but eventually fades to a lighter skin color.

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