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Multidisciplinary Care

Skin Cancer

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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer occurs when abnormal skin cells grow out of control. It’s the most common kind of cancer in the United States, with nearly one in five people developing skin cancer sometime in their life. 

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Center specializes in treating skin cancers of all types, including the following:

  • Melanoma.
  • Basal cell carcinoma.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin.

Your Multidisciplinary Team

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are used to treat skin cancers. Decades of clinical experience show that combinations of these treatments are often most effective. Your team will tailor your type of treatment for your type of skin cancer and for you.

When you visit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, you will meet with the following team of specialists in one visit:

  • Your surgeon can order diagnostic tests, perform a biopsy to see if your tumor is malignant or operate to remove cancer if necessary.
  • Your medical oncologist can administer chemotherapy or immunotherapy that kills cancer cells.
  • Your radiation oncologist can pinpoint places where your cancer is growing and use precisely focused X-rays to reduce or destroy it.

Together, these specialists, in consultation with your primary-care doctor and with the support of your care-management team, will work with you to create the most appropriate and effective plan of treatment for your skin cancer.

Early Detection is Key

Skin cancer is the most curable cancer when it’s diagnosed and treated early. That’s why it’s important to check your skin regularly for any changes in size, shape or color of skin growths — and see your dermatologist once a year for a professional skin checkup.

At ChristianaCare, we are committed to providing you with the expertise, treatment options and care you need on your journey back to health. We are here for you.

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