Operating couch for operative dermatology in the rooms of the dermatological private doctor's practice in Frankfurt. Malignant skin changes, precursors such as melanoma, carcinoma, actinic keratosis, conspicuous moles, fibroids, cysts are removed here.

White skin cancer and precursors

Treatment of white skin cancer

White skin cancer got its name in contrast to black skin cancer. This refers to tumors of the basal cells, so-called basaliomas, and squamous cell carcinomas. They are considered to be semi-malignant, i.e. semi-malignant, because, in contrast to black skin cancer, they rarely form secondary tumors (metastases) in surrounding organs. Nevertheless, they are not to be regarded as uncritical since they can grow into the surrounding tissue of bone or cartilage. For this reason, regular monitoring and treatment should take place, especially if there are precursors, actinic keratoses.

Forms and Formation

    1. Basal cell carcinoma (basalioma) and squamous cell carcinoma: The benign tumors can often be recognized as a reddish-yellowish nodular-looking tissue proliferation. However, this can vary and should be recognized by experienced dermatologists. They are often found on sun-exposed areas such as the face, scalp, shoulders, cleavage and backs of hands, but can also be found on the legs or trunk. The development is mainly caused by intensive UV exposure and increased by genetic predisposition.
    2. Actinic keratoses: Actinic keratoses appear as skin-colored, reddish rough irregularities in the skin. They are also found in sun-exposed skin areas and can develop into squamous cell carcinomas in 10-30% of cases.


In addition to the clinical picture and a display using the microscopic video camera, the dermatologist feels the actinic keratoses as rough skin changes. A histological examination of a tissue sample provides information about the existing cell change.


Depending on the diagnosis, stage and living conditions, we offer several therapy options, which are individually adapted to you. Below are the following options:

  1. Creams with active ingredients that have cell-changing properties (single use or regular use possible)
  2. Laser surgical ablation
  3. Photodynamic Therapy
  4. Surgical removal of basalioma and squamous cell carcinoma
A dermatologist points to a mother's meal on the back of a female patient. A skin diagnosis has shown that it is white skin cancer. The skin area is treated under the supervision of a specialist doctor.
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