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Skin Cancer

Checking for Skin CancerIf you’re diagnosed with skin cancer—the most common type of cancer in the United States—count on Cone Health for comprehensive care and support.

Detect Skin Cancer Early

When caught early, skin cancer has a 98 percent cure rate. That’s why it’s important to regularly examine your skin and tell your primary care provider or dermatologist about abnormal skin growths or skin growths that have changed color, size, shape or appearance. Discover the ABCDEs of early detection.

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Take advantage of free skin cancer screenings at Cone Health. All adults and children who haven’t seen a dermatologist within the last year can register. Learn more about our cancer screening services.

Skin Cancers We Treat

Find care for all types of skin cancer at Cone Health:

Multidisciplinary Melanoma and Sarcoma Program

The Cone Health Cancer Center has developed the Multidisciplinary Melanoma and Sarcoma Program to help melanoma patients in Greensboro through diagnosis and treatment, close to home. A multidisciplinary team of oncology specialists and sub-specialists meet monthly to discuss new cases and offer new treatment methods. For more information, call the Cone Health Cancer Center at 336-832-0754.

Services and Capabilities: 

  • Multidisciplinary team meets monthly to discuss select cases 
  • Stable, core group of oncology specialists and sub-specialists 
  • Decades of experience in melanoma and sarcoma diagnosis, staging and treatment 
  • Second opinions 
  • Latest NCCN/AAD guidelines 

Advanced Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer

In most cases, your dermatologist will lead your skin cancer care. Depending on your condition, he or she may recommend radiation therapy:

  • As a primary treatment
  • After surgery to destroy any remaining cancer cells and help prevent recurrence
  • To treat skin cancer that has spread to other parts of the body

Trust the experienced Cone Health Cancer Center radiation oncology team for a safe, high-quality radiation therapy treatment plan customized to you.

High Dose Rate (HDR) Surface Brachytherapy

Your care plan may incorporate brachytherapy if nonmelanoma skin cancer appears on an area where your body curves. With this advanced, noninvasive treatment, you receive targeted high-dose radiation through catheters and a shield placed directly on your skin. Many brachytherapy treatments can be completed in fewer sessions than external beam radiation therapy treatments.

Skin Care During & After Treatment

Radiation therapy for may cause red, itchy and/or peeling skin. Ask yourdoctor about prescription and over-the-counter skin care products that can help alleviate these side effects.

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