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:
- 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
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.
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.