Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death among skin diseases. Risk factors includes fair skin, spending long periods of time in strong sunlight, one or more severe sunburns as a child, and tanning devices.
Those with an abnormally shaped mole, lump or growth that they suspect may be skin cancer, can turn to the Atlantic Melanoma Center for expert diagnosis and treatment.
Atlantic Melanoma Center Care Team
Depending on the patient’s type and stage of cancer, the melanoma care team may include:
- Surgical oncologists skilled in the latest techniques for treating invasive and non-invasive melanoma
- Pathologists and dermatopathologists with extensive experience diagnosing skin cancers
- Medical oncologists
- Reconstructive or plastic surgeons who help restore function and appearance post-surgery, if necessary
- Oncology nurses with specialized training in cancer care
- A nutritionist who assists with diet and nutrition during treatment
- A geneticist who identifies patients at risk for inherited cancers
Types of Skin Cancer Treated
In addition to melanoma, our internationally-recognized program treats common types of skin cancers, like squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, as well as rarer conditions, such as:
- Advanced or metastatic squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma
- Apocrine carcinoma
- Cutaneous leiomyosarcoma
- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
- Merkel cell carcinoma
- Ocular and mucous membrane melanoma
- Paget’s and extramammary Paget’s disease
- Sebaceous carcinoma
Skin Cancer Screenings and Prevention
Atlantic Melanoma Center is dedicated to public health education and prevention and offers skin cancer screenings and lectures to help people learn the causes and symptoms of melanoma and other skin cancers.
Physician services at Atlantic Melanoma Center are provided through Atlantic Medical Group.