Cancer Institute

Skin cancer

Advanced skin cancer care

You like spending time outside, but doing so puts you at a higher risk to develop the most common kind of cancer – skin cancer. If you have a spot that concerns you or have already been diagnosed with skin cancer, know the specialized team of experts at Novant Health Cancer Institute is here to help.

Your team of specialists focuses on you and your treatment

We have a team of experts who will customize your skin cancer care based on your individual case. The dedicated professionals that will be working closely with you include experts from surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, nutrition, patient navigation, clinical research, psychosocial support services and symptom management.

Second opinion for skin cancer

We offer a multidisciplinary skin cancer team, which provides a unique opportunity to receive a second opinion on your melanoma diagnosis. During this process our team of specialists will review your case together. They will discuss the best treatment options for your particular cancer. From there, you will receive an individualized treatment plan recommendation.

Cancer patient navigators help you through your treatment

During your treatment, our cancer patient navigators will be your direct support contact. Patient navigators are nurses who have been specially trained in cancer and they will work with you and your family to ensure that all of your questions, concerns and needs are addressed. The nurses are always available to you, from the moment you are diagnosed and throughout your journey through treatment.

Specialized care for inpatient treatment

If your treatment requires you to stay overnight, our hospitals with inpatient oncology units can provide you with the expert care, support and amenities you need when you need them.

Clinical trials offer treatments not widely available

We participate in national and international clinical research trials, which provide you with opportunities to receive cancer treatments not widely available elsewhere.

Cancer support for you and your family

It can be challenging for you and your family when melanoma is diagnosed. That’s why Novant Health provides support services like counseling, financial resource guidance, case management and educational seminars to help you manage all of the stress and grievances that can come with your diagnosis.

Symptom management to improve your quality of life

At Novant Health, part of your melanoma treatment is helping you manage the physical side effects of the disease as well as its treatment. We offer nutrition counseling, yoga, massage and exercise programs led by cancer experts specially-trained to improve your symptoms during treatment and recovery.

Remember to inspect your body regularly if you are at a higher risk for developing skin cancer. Early detection from your primary care physician or dermatologist is vital to discovering any form of skin cancer.