Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some time in their lives.
Most skin cancers are basal cell and squamous cells carcinomas, which are easily removed when found early. Melanoma is a more difficult and complex skin cancer that often requires surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
At the Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center, our care focuses on melanoma or advanced forms of squamous or basal cell skin cancer. We offer nurse navigators, dietitians, physical therapists and counselors who work with you and your family throughout your treatment for skin cancer.
Our services include:
Surgical oncology, including surgeons who specialize in removing skin cancers and who work with reconstructive surgeons when needed to restore the body’s appearance.
Medical oncology, including chemotherapy that directly kills cancer cells, biologic therapy that helps your immune system attack cancer cells, and targeted therapy that interferes with cancer cells’ ability to grow and spread.
Radiation oncology, often in conjunction with chemotherapy, to use highly focused x-rays to kill cancer cells.
Symptom management, guided by our advanced practice nurse navigators to help you manage and reduce side effects from treatment and ease the symptoms of cancer.
Nutrition services, which help reduce symptoms such as nausea or dehydration and boost your appetite and energy.
Support and counseling, including emotional counseling and referral to support groups for you and your family.