What kind of follow-up do I need?

Usually only one or two return visits are needed to remove stitches or examine the healed surgical site. Afterwards, you may return to your referring doctor for routine check-ups.

It is essential that you have regular check-ups with your physician. After having one skin cancer, statistics show that you have a higher chance of developing a second skin cancer. You should have your skin checked by your referring physician at least once a year, not only to examine the treated skin cancers but also to check for new skin cancers.