Skin Cancer

The skin is the body’s largest organ and has many functions: protection against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection; control of body temperature; and vitamin D production. The two main layers are the epidermis (upper or outer layer) and the dermis (lower or inner layer).

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The Siteman Approach

Members of your skin cancer team routinely meet to coordinate and discuss treatment options for patients. In these multidisciplinary meetings, careful consideration is given to determining the best approach to treatment.

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The Siteman Cancer Center is uniquely qualified in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of all forms of skin cancer.

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Treatment for melanoma and Merkel cell

The standard treatments for melanoma and Merkel cell skin cancer include surgery, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and, less commonly, radiation therapy.

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