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Skin Cancer Services

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world. It’s quite possible that you or someone in your family will experience a skin cancer diagnosis sometime during your life, so it’s important to know the facts.

Skin cancer treatment at Vidant Health involves close collaborations between all of the physicians involved in your case – including dermatologists, oncologists and sometimes plastic surgeons. Every pathology case from outside is reviewed closely by our team.

Your treatment plan is personalized based on your specific condition and other contributing factors like family situations and geographic location. We want to know about everything that might be a source of support or even a possible barrier to receiving the best care possible.

Surgery is often the first line of treatment for skin cancer. Some types of skin cancer lesions can be removed very easily and others may require a more extensive procedure. Laser therapy, radiation and chemotherapy are also common treatment options for shrinking tumors and killing cancer cells. Other treatments like immunotherapy and targeted therapy may also be used.

Care for your skin.

Since the main cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet radiation, it’s important to make avoiding sun overexposure a lifetime habit. Routine self-examinations and skin screenings mean earlier detection, which provides a better chance for successful treatment.

Since every skin cancer – and skin cancer patient – is different, it’s important to know exactly which type you’ve been diagnosed with. Types of skin cancer include the following:

Learn more about skin cancer in our online library.

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Physicians and providers

timothy fitzgerald, md
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

ANDREW JU, MD
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

nasreen vohra, md
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

jan wong, md
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

EMMANUEL ZERVOS, MD
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center