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Skin Cancer Treatment
Having cancer is a life-changing experience for each individual patient, and their family and friends. At Baptist MD Anderson, we know the best cancer treatments are those that are tailored specifically to you by a multidisciplinary team.
As part of our approach, patients receive care based on the same processes and practice standards provided at MD Anderson Cancer Center and benefit from integration with MD Anderson clinicians and researchers.
At Baptist MD Anderson, we’re ready to fight for you every step of the way. Based on your diagnosis, your team of doctors, nurses and specialists will work with you to explore treatment options and create a plan that meets your needs. You will also have a nurse navigator, who has specialized training in caring for patients with skin cancer, to answer your questions and help you coordinate your appointments.
Your personalized treatment recommendations will be based on:
- The type, subtype and stage of your cancer
- Your health history
- Your personal goals
One or more of the following therapies may be recommended to treat your cancer or help relieve symptoms.
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Clinical Trials at Baptist MD Anderson
At Baptist MD Anderson, we offer clinical trial studies for emerging and innovative therapies for skin cancer. Through a collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Network, one of the world’s largest and most respected cancer centers in America, Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center patients benefit from access to cutting edge treatments, new technologies and clinical trials shaping the future of cancer care.
We offer select clinical trials with MD Anderson, as well as multiple unique clinical trials from leading pharmaceutical companies, the National Cancer Institute, National Clinical Trials Network, private sector companies and individual physician investigators.
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.
What to expect at
Your First Appointment
As a patient of Baptist MD Anderson, you will meet with your physician. Your oncologist will help you understand your diagnosis and develop your individualized care plan in collaboration with other specialists and experts.
When you arrive, one of our staff members will take your height, weight and vital signs. Your physician will also perform a pelvic exam. You may be asked to do some lab work before your visit. One of our providers will review your medical history, any recent side-effects you may have experienced and any medications you are currently taking.
For whatever step is next,
Baptist MD Anderson is Here for You
Wherever you are in your journey, we’re here to help you in your fight against cancer. Our team of experts can help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions and decisions through every aspect of your care.
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The right treatment starts with the right diagnosis.
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Care for your mental, spiritual health, too.
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.