Cancers We Treat

Skin Cancer

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Caring for you every step of the way

Our Approach to Skin Cancer

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with skin cancer, like melanoma, 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.

All of our patients receive care based on the same protocols and practice standards provided at MD Anderson Cancer Center and benefit from integration with MD Anderson clinicians and researchers.


"My philosophy of care involves spending the time to get to know my patients. I want my patients to know all of their options so that together we can make the best decisions."

– CHRISTOPHER PEZZI, MD, FACS, SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST, Surgical Oncologist

Why choose Baptist MD Anderson?

Advanced Treatment & Care

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.


Types of skin cancer we treat

We treat all types and stages of skin cancer, including:

  • Advanced basal cell carcinoma
  • Advanced squamous cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma, including:
    • Nodular
    • Acral Lentiginous
    • Lentigo maligna
    • Superficial Spreading Subtypes
  • Melanoma in the lymph nodes
  • Metastatic and/or recurrent melanoma
  • Merckel cell cancer and other rare skin cancers

Contact Us

If you have any questions, we have you covered. We have nurse navigators available to guide you through every step of your care. Request an appointment or speak to a nurse navigator by phone or online.

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Our location

Skin Cancer Clinic

Within our specialized, multidisciplinary clinics, we bring together our team of experts to care for your mind, body and spirit - all under one roof. Each of our clinics are singularly focused on your specific needs and treatment.

Need Directions? The skin cancer clinic is located at the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Baptist MD Anderson is here to

Take Care of You

The right treatment starts with the right diagnosis.

  • Get a second opinion

    Learn more about your specific cancer type.

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  • Your First Appointment

    We’ll help you know what to expect.

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  • Our Clinical Trials

    Discover our cutting-edge treatments.

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  • Our Support Services

    Take care of your mind, body and spirit.

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Find a Doctor

Our care team brings medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists together for each patient.

A middle-aged man and woman in vacation attire smile together in front of a waterfall.

The cancer experiences we’ve had are a testimony to our faith in God and a testimony to the treatments we received at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.

— BOB DEBOER, skin cancer survivor

As the saying goes, "it takes a village" to properly treat someone with cancer. This saying was especially true for Bob and his wife Barbara.

Bob and Barbara's story