Skin Cancer Diagnosis, Screenings, & Treatments

Our dermatologic surgeons, medical dermatologic oncologists, and dermatopathologists work closely with other University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center specialists (particularly in ENT surgery, hematopathology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology) to provide advanced treatment options for the full range of skin cancers. Our multidisciplinary programs offer precise diagnosis and individualized care plans that address each patient’s unique needs.

The most important aspect in detecting early signs of skin cancer is a thorough skin examination by a trained dermatologist. The dermatologists at UH have extensive experience in visual screening and detection of skin abnormalities that could be cancer. There are many types of skin cancer, and sometimes skin cancer signs are not very obvious. Our dermatology specialists are trained to look for the subtle findings, so as to find cancer at the earliest possible time and recommend appropriate skin cancer treatment.

Cancers we diagnose and treat include:

Skin Cancer Treatment Options

Working together with the cancer experts at UH Seidman Cancer Center, as well as specialists in other disciplines, our dermatology specialists are able to diagnose skin cancer and develop effective treatments plans for all forms of skin cancer. Skin cancer treatment options may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery Procedure

Complete surgical and laboratory facilities are available for microscopically controlled removal of cutaneous carcinomas using the Mohs micrographic technique. The procedure is used for the treatment (high risk) squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas of the skin, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and special cases of melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma.

Photopheresis Immunotherapy

This novel immunomodulatory therapy has been a standard therapy for cutaneous T cell lymphomas and leukemia (CTCL) for many years. More recently, photopheresis has shown to be useful in treating lymphocyte-mediated diseases, including graft vs. host disease and allograft transplant rejection. Our specialists offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment for patients.

Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Program

Our lymphoma program offers the full spectrum of lymphoma treatment options for the following types of lymphoma:

  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas
  • Cutaneous B-cell lymphomas
  • Sezary leukemia
  • Sezary syndrome
  • Mycosis fungoides
  • Pseudolymphoma
  • Lympholiferative diseases of the skin