Skin Cancer Care at Wilmot

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with over 3 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Most skin cancers can be cured when treated early. Melanoma—the most dangerous form of skin cancer—can often be cured when it is detected at an early stage.

The Wilmot Cancer Center provides the area’s most comprehensive approach to the treatment of skin cancer. Wilmot provides every expert you might need, all in one location. We also offer the very latest treatments, such as photodynamic therapy

Why Wilmot?

  • The largest team of skin cancer specialists in the region.
  • The region’s most experienced Mohs surgeons.
  • The largest consultative service in the area, supporting your doctor in providing you with the best care for your skin cancer.
  • The region’s greatest expertise in plastic surgery for reconstruction after skin cancer.
  • Complete multidisciplinary teams for skin cancers of the head and neck.
  • Ocular plastic surgeons for reconstruction after skin cancers affecting the eyelids.
  • Ear, nose and throat specialists for skin cancers affecting the ears or nose.
  • The area’s most robust melanoma research effort.
  • Expertise in rare skin cancers, such as Merkel cell carcinomas.
  • A specialized pathologist who is exclusively devoted to the evaluation of skin.

What to Expect

The first step in cases of suspected skin cancer is a physical examination by one of our dermatologists. In most cases, this examination will be followed by a biopsy. At the Wilmot Cancer Center, your biopsy will be sent to a dermatopathologist—a pathologist who specializes in disorders of the skin.

For many types of skin cancer, our dermatologists can provide all the care you need. But for other types, you will require care from a multidisciplinary team of specialists. This team could include doctors from surgery, plastic surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and radiology (imaging).

Patient’s cases are often discussed in a multidisciplinary tumor board. This is a conference that is attended by doctors from all the different specialties that may be required for your care. These doctors collaborate in developing the optimum plan for you.

By getting your skin cancer care at Wilmot, you can be assured that every expert you might need is readily available. We also provide all current diagnostic tools and treatment modalities. As a result, you will have every option available for your skin cancer treatment, no matter what your diagnosis.

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