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Treatments for Melanoma Skin Cancer

Your Treatment Begins Here

You are met and evaluated by a team of cancer specialists in a single appointment. By bringing our specialists together, patients receive a treatment plan including same-day surgical and chemotherapy recommendations. The anxiety and uncertainty you face while waiting days or weeks between individual appointments is eliminated and your treatment can begin sooner. 

Your referring physician is also invited to attend the specialists meeting and they will also receive a written copy of the treatment plan. 

Treatments We Provide

  • Biologic Therapy

    For mid- and late-stage melanomas, biologic therapy, sometimes also called immunotherapy, boosts the body's response to fight the melanoma. It uses natural or manufactured substances, such as interferon, interleukens or antibodies.

  • Chemotherapy

    This well-known cancer treatment uses medicines taken intravenously or by mouth to kill cancer cells throughout the body. Chemotherapy may be given before surgery to shrink tumors, or after to fight cancer cells that have potentially spread.

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

    This precision surgery is a first line of defense against melanomas. The Mohs technique progressively removes thin layers of cancerous skin. Each is examined until completely healthy tissue emerges.

  • Radiation Oncology

    A team of medical professionals with advanced training deliver radiation treatment and care.

  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

    A sentinel lymph node is the lymph node closest to, and most likely to be invaded by, a melanoma. A biopsy of this lymph node is often combined with the surgery to remove the melanoma.

  • Targeted Therapy

    Targeted therapy uses medicine (or other substances) to destroy cancer cells only, leaving normal cells alone. They work by disrupting molecules that fuel the growth and spread of the tumor.

  • Wide Excision Surgery

    This surgery can cure early stage melanomas. It removes both the cancer and a margin of healthy tissue around it. Depending on the depth and surface area, a skin graft may also be recommended.