Skin Cancer Treatments
Cutaneous Oncology Multidisciplinary Clinic (MDC)
Patients with complex skin cancers can receive a comprehensive evaluation
and consensus opinion from several disciplines in one appointment at our
cutaneous oncology multidisciplinary clinic.
- Conditions evaluated and treated are:
- Complex basal cell carcinoma
- Complex squamous cell carcinoma
- Cutaneous lymphoma
- Merkel cell carcinoma
- Unusual skin cancers and other skin tumors
Patients are seen by a team of experts who are subspecialists in melanoma
and non-melanoma skin cancers. Time is a critical factor when it comes
to skin cancer care, which is why our entire team meets with patients
during their initial appointment and works collaboratively to create a
comprehensive treatment plan.
Skin cancer is one of the easiest cancers to treat because it can often
be found early and removed completely through surgery. After your initial
evaluation, our team will determine whether or not surgery is the most
effective option for treating your cancer. If your cancer has not yet
had a chance to spread, then we have a chance to destroy while it is working
its way through the outer layer of skin.
- Skin cancer is typically treated with one, or a combination of the following:
- Cryosurgery (freezing and destroying cancer cells)
- Clinical trial treatments
While this can be an overwhelming experience, our team will guide you through
each step of the treatment process. We will make you understand your condition
and how we can fight it. Learning about cancer and the treatment options
is often a great source of relief to patients, who no longer feel like
they are engaged in a battle with an unknown, seemingly unstoppable enemy.
Although skin cancer can often be treated and cured early, it is important
to remain vigilant. Once you develop skin cancer, you are at a higher
risk of developing it again. Be sure to perform regular self-examinations
in case it manifests somewhere else on the skin.