Skin Cancer Patient Information

The Skin Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)

The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) consists of a team with specialist training and experience in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. 

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer, which develops in the top layer of the skin (epidermis). They usually grow slowly, and they rarely spread to other parts of the body.

Going Home with a Drain

A surgical drain is a small soft plastic tube placed into the wound during surgery. One (or two) tubes are used in order to remove any lymph fluid that collects after surgery.


Malignant melanoma is a form of skin cancer which can start in a pre-existing mole or normal looking skin.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare form of skin cancer which starts in the Merkel cells, which are usually in the top layer of the skin (the epidermis).

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a type of cancer that usually starts in the skin where the cells multiply and alter the skins appearance. 


Skin Cancer Patient Information