Eyelid Skin Cancer

Skin cancer can affect any part of the body including the face and eyelids. It most frequently affects the lower eyelid since the upper lid is often protected from the sun by the eyebrow. Usually removal of a growth on the eyelid and subsequent laboratory analysis of the tissue will tell the patient and Dr. Agarwal that there is skin cancer present. Most cancers are slow-growing and have been present for months to years. However, it is often best to remove those areas completely and do reconstruction to allow the eyelid to look and function as best as possible. The earlier the cancer is diagnosed, the easier the removal and reconstruction can be. Dr. Agarwal also works with many area MOHS surgeons to reconstruct the eyelid after the cancers have been carefully removed. The reconstruction can be done in the office or the operating room.