If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with melanoma (also known as malignant melanoma or skin cancer), Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center physicians offer the hope you need. Our highly trained skin cancer specialists provide compassionate, expert cancer care.
Your highly-skilled team uses advanced technology to precisely diagnose the specific type and stage of your melanoma. We use the latest, most targeted treatments, including immunotherapy and the latest clinical trial therapies, to help you fight cancer.
We treat all types and stages of melanoma (skin cancer), including:
- Melanomas: Nodular melanoma, Acral lentiginous melanoma, Superficial spreading melanoma, Lentigo melanoma
- Metastatic (cancer that spreads) melanoma: Melanoma in lungs, Melanoma in lymph nodes
- Recurrent melanoma
Our patients benefit from an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach. That means your case is discussed in detail at regularly scheduled conferences attended by all treating physicians and other healthcare professionals. You will also meet with your team of doctors and support staff in one location, reducing the need to travel to several facilities. A nurse navigator will also be assigned to you and guide you through every step of the way to offer education, coordinate appointments, tests and treatments, and offer you and your family support.
Your physical, emotional and spiritual needs are important, too, so care plans include support services from social workers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists and chaplains, as well as survivorship services and prevention.
The skin cancer team at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center has specialized education, training and experience in cancer care and includes experts in many specialties.