Skin cancer starts small and, if caught early enough, can usually be treated with a minor procedure. A professional may perform a skin biopsy to determine whether a suspicious-looking mark needs treatment. When analyzed, this tissue sample will indicate whether further interventions are required.
What is a Skin Biopsy?
During a skin biopsy, your provider takes a small sample of skin in the area of concern. This sample goes to a lab where experts run a series of tests on it. These tests will determine whether any abnormal cells could indicate cancer or cells that have already developed into cancer. The tests will also let your provider know what type of cancer your treatment plan will address.