Much of what is possible today was not offered just a few short years ago. The thought of what will be possible tomorrow is what keeps us striving for leading-edge breakthroughs. We are committed to providing new options through testing, research, medical expertise and new tools for skin cancer treatment.
You have access to nationally recognized cancer expertise and can receive care locally from a cancer physician certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network®.Learn More
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and most curable when detected and treated early. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in Ohio this year. The five-year survival rate for melanoma is 91 percent.
OhioHealth dermatologists are specially trained to find existing skin cancers at their earliest and most treatable stages. A thorough, head-to-toe, baseline skin examination by a dermatologist is recommended for all adults to screen for skin cancer. Based on findings, ongoing mole and skin cancer evaluations may be needed. A skin biopsy may be performed for suspicious skin lesions. You will also receive education about reducing risk of skin cancer and avoiding a second skin cancer.
The best management for a cancer patient may include participation in a cancer clinical trial.* Participation may allow you to have access to the newest possible treatments. A dedicated, clinical trials coordinator or nurse guides you through the entire process. OhioHealth offers patients access to a broad range of regional, national and international clinical cancer trials, including those focusing on skin cancer.
Learn about our support services, including Patient Navigation, Integrative Medicine, Cancer Rehab, OhioHealth Cancer Wellness and Genetic Counseling.
A patient navigator will link you to the services, education and support you need to successfully manage your care, restore your sense of well-being and overcome the challenges of living with cancer.
If you need a patient navigator or have questions about OhioHealth cancer physicians, programs or services, call us at (614) 566.4321 or 1 (800) 752.9119.
Examine your skin regularly (and other family members, too), for any changes to freckles or moles, or new skin discolorations.Learn More