Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
Knowing which type of cancer cell causes your skin cancer is important. Basal and squamous cancer cells, often referred to as non-melanoma skin cancers, are the most common form of skin cancer and usually result from too much sun exposure. While they need to be removed completely, they are treated differently than the more aggressive melanoma.
Our dermatologists detect and remove all skin cancers and work closely with cancer specialists when melanoma is diagnosed. Our goals are to provide the best care possible for your skin cancer and to achieve the best results.
Experienced Skin Cancer Care
Expertise in Advanced Skin Cancers
While it’s rare for basal cell and squamous cell cancers to spread, it can happen. In addition, these cancers often grow locally and can damage structures on the face, including the nose and ears. Treating them effectively is crucial to ensuring the best possible outcome. We choose the best medical or surgical treatments for early and advanced skin cancers, to ensure you receive the most effective care for your condition.
A Team Approach to Care
In addition to dermatologists, your team may include medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors); dermatopathologists (specialists who look at skin diseases at a cellular level); plastic surgeons; ophthalmologists; and radiologists, when their expertise is needed to develop the most effective treatment plan for you.
Expertise in Head and Neck Skin Cancer
Our experienced ear, nose, and throat surgeons are specially trained in removing skin cancers that involve the head and neck. Their expertise in working exclusively on the head and neck increases the likelihood that you will have positive outcomes for these complicated procedures.
Support for You and Your Family
Our comprehensive support services help you minimize the side effects of cancer treatment and help you and your family cope with the emotional and psychological effects of diagnosis and treatment. View all of our cancer support groups in our event calendar.