One percent of all skin cancers affect the eyelids. Typically these skin cancers result from the accumulative effects of sun exposure over years and years. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common eyelid skin cancer, followed by squamous cell carcinoma. Melanoma can also occur. Other eyelid cancers include sebaceous cell carcinoma and neoplasms arising from sweat glands and hair shaft follicles.
In all cases, early detection and treatment are suggested. Reconstruction and creation of a functional and naturally appearing eyelid following eyelid cancer excision are frequently performed by Dr. Rodgers, who uses the most advanced surgical techniques.
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