Some skin spots are obviously cancerous, while others are more inconclusive and require further analysis. If the doctor finds a suspicious spot that shows signs of being skin cancer, they might need to perform a biopsy. A biopsy involves taking a small sample of skin to be analysed by a pathologist at a laboratory. This helps confirm the diagnosis, the depth of the cancer, and the extent to which it has spread, which allows us to determine the appropriate treatment.
All skin specimens are sent to a pathology laboratory, where they are analysed by a qualified dermatopathologist who specialises in diagnosing skin disorders. You can be assured that the correct diagnosis will be reached promptly and efficiently.
Over our years of experience, we have refined our techniques to perform biopsies as quickly and pain-free as possible.
There are three ways a biopsy can be performed:
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