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“Our patients are monitored on all levels: medically, of course, but also psychologically and aesthetically, etc.”

Dr Joseph Kerger,
Coordinator of the “skin” COM of the Institut Jules Bordet.

How we treat skin cancers

The Institut Jules Bordet treats all skin cancers: melanomas, spinocellular carcinomas, basocellular carcinomas, Merkel cell carcinomas, etc.

First of all, a biopsy is taken of the suspected skin lesion. The tissue removed is analysed in the laboratory to confirm and refine the diagnosis.

Then, depending on the type, stage and site of the skin tumour, staging may be carried out, in particular to look for any metastases. Several types of medical imaging can be carried out: ultrasound, X-ray, CAT scan, PET scan, etc.