If you are diagnosed with biopsy-proven basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, it can usually be treated in office. Skin cancers are excised (cut out) under local anesthesia, similar to the biopsy procedure. You will have stitches. Other treatment modalities are available in cases where excision is not feasible. Some facial skin cancers or larger lesions will be referred for Mohs micrographic surgery. Stage 0-1 melanomas can be excised in office, while deeper or more advanced lesions will be referred to a comprehensive melanoma surgeon. Routine skin cancer screening is recommended for all patients after skin cancer diagnosis.