Scar Treatment After Cancer Removal Surgery | Biodermis

Scar Treatment After Cancer Removal Surgery |

Cancer removal is part of a broad spectrum of surgical procedures designed to excise cancerous tissue that can develop in any part of the body. The most common forms of cancer are lung cancer and skin cancer. Some types of cancer may be inoperable. Inoperable cancer typically occurs when cancer has metastasized (spread) to the point where surgical removal would be dangerous to the patient. Other types of cancer, like skin cancer, can be easily operated on if detected early. As with any surgical procedure, cancer removal will likely leave a noticeable scar. To help manage your post-operative scars, it’s best to use only clinically-proven products recommended by physicians.

Continue reading to learn more about cancer removal and to discover a safe and effective method for treating your scars.

What is cancer and how is it treated? Cancer occurs when a group of cells in the body begin dividing uncontrollably and interfering with surrounding organs and tissues. This can become especially dangerous when cancer cells spread to vital organs in the body like the heart or lungs. Throughout our lives, the trillions of cells that make up our bodies are always multiplying, regenerating, and dying. But over time, the normal life cycle of cells can break down and abnormal, cancer cells begin to take root. One common misconception about cancer is that it isn’t a single disease with a set number of characteristics. There are hundreds of different types of cancers, all with their own challenges to medical professionals. And because there are so many different forms of cancer, it has always been a difficult disease to treat.

Cancers develop as tumors which are small or large masses of tissue located somewhere in the body. Tumors can either be malignant or benign. A malignant tumor means that the cancer is still spreading to other parts of the body and is often life-threatening. Benign tumors are masses of cells that have stopped growing and do not invade surrounding tissue. Depending on where the benign tumor is located and its size, it may or may not pose a threat to the patient.

The primary source of treatment for cancer that is malignant is chemotherapy, also known as radiation therapy. The purpose of chemotherapy is to disrupt the cancer cells in the body so they can no longer replicate. One of the risks of chemotherapy is that it can have an impact on the entire body, not just the cancerous tissue. If successful, chemotherapy can eradicate cancer, or at least stop it from spreading. If cancer is contained to one area before or after chemotherapy, cancer removal surgery may be considered.

Post-operative scar care
Any surgical operation to remove cancerous tissue from the body will likely leave a scar. For some patients, scars will fade over time. Other patients, however, are predisposed to keloids and hypertrophic scar formations. These abnormal scar types may not fade over time and, in some cases, can cause discomfort for the patient. Luckily, there are clinically-proven products that you can use to help minimize irritating scars after your surgery.

Silicone gel technology has been the standard for post-operative scar management for the last 30 years and is recommended by physicians around the world. Medical-grade, topical silicone helps to reduce scarring through dermal hydration and collagen regulation. By creating an ideal moisture and oxygen-rich environment for your scar, silicone helps to flatten and reduce the appearance of abnormal scar types. Ask your physician today if topical silicone is right for you or go online to to explore many unique scar care options.

Biodermis is an innovative market leader with 30 years of expertise in the medical silicone industry. Visit today to explore a complete range of scar management and post-operative care solutions.

Biodermis offers custom tailored referral programs designed to simplify and reduce the cost of your patients' post-op care. Additionally, we offer professional pricing if you opt to retail our products. Give us a call at 800.322.3729, and we will be happy to provide additional details on these programs.