Skin cancer

Skin cancer is a common problem in Switzerland. A rough distinction is made between two types – non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer.


If a diagnosis of melanoma skin cancer is made, the skin cancer must be surgically removed with a safety margin. Similarly, various forms of non-melanoma skin cancer must be surgically removed. Depending on the location and size, this can be done with a simple spindle (direct closure). In aesthetically or functionally difficult locations (nose, ears, eye area), the defect must be partially closed with a so-called flap-plasty (skin displacement) or with a skin graft.