One out of seven people in the U.S. will develop some form of skin cancer. Just one serious sunburn can increase your risk by as much as 50 percent. At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center’s Complex Melanoma and Skin Cancer Treatment Center, we provide interdisciplinary, expert care. As a team, we provide advanced treatment and the highest level of care coordination.
Screening and diagnosis
No matter your skin color or race, regular screening is important. Everybody should get a full-body skin cancer screening every year. Early detection and proper treatment of skin cancer are very important to increase the ability of curing the cancer.
Take steps to protect your skin. Call us at (303) 788-6717 for more skin cancer information or to schedule an appointment.
At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center’s Complex Melanoma and Skin Cancer Treatment Center, the patient’s outcome and experience are our top priority. Our patient care coordinator establishes supportive resources for the patient and family throughout the care continuum.
Interdisciplinary case conference
Our coordinator collaborates with the program physicians to meet the unique care requirements of each patient and to provide a seamless treatment experience. Additionally, the skin cancer team meets regularly to evaluate each patient’s progress.
Expertise in skin cancer treatment
As the premiere provider of cancer care in the community for decades, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center offers an aggressive, interdisciplinary approach. Our skin cancer team ensures that each patient’s care plan involves input from our leading experts in surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and more. This commitment to excellence has earned Swedish accreditation from the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Cancer Program.
Access to leading edge clinical trials
The physicians of the Complex Melanoma and Skin Cancer Treatment Center have access to national clinical trials and boast competitive patient outcomes. Each patient is evaluated for eligibility for available clinical trials.
For patients who have recently been diagnosed with skin cancer, our patient care coordinator can help them prepare and plan for treatment by coordinating services, managing physician appointments and referrals, and providing education and resources. Our coordinator is the point of contact for the program and can assist referring providers and patients access the services we offer. At Swedish, our approach focuses on comprehensive care for the individual patient. As a result, we communicate with the referring physician throughout their treatment and recovery.
Surgical and treatment options
We are committed to utilizing the latest technology to treat skin cancer. This allows our program to proficiently treat all skin cancer types at any stage. The Complex Melanoma and Skin Cancer Treatment Center offers the most current modalities of skin cancer treatment to provide the patient with access to the best treatment available.
Our team works to first diagnose and accurately stage melamonas at the earliest stage possible. Using advanced diagnostic tools, such as ICG-navigation for sentinel node biopsy, our team can pinpoint the type of cancer, the precise location and the extent to which it has spread. When then work together to create a treatment plan based on the patient’s medical history, current lifestyle and diagnosis.
Mohs micrographic surgery
Mohs Micrographic surgery is one of the advanced treatments we provide. This procedure offers the highest potential for recovery. Mohs surgery allows specially trained dermatologists to see beyond the visible disease and precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue unharmed.
Mohs is most often used to treat two of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. According to the American College of Mohs surgery, the cure rate is the highest of all treatments for skin cancer—up to 95 percent—even if other forms of treatment have failed. This procedure minimizes the chance of regrowth and lessens the potential for scarring or disfigurement.
Call our team at (866) 779-3347 for more information about Mohs or to schedule an appointment.
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center is pleased to offer access to askSARAH, a dedicated helpline designed to help answer your cancer-related questions. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with cancer or have questions with screenings, signs or symptoms, a specially trained askSARAH nurse can help. Committed to ensuring you have the right resources close to home, our nurses are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225 or connect directly to a nurse who can help you today.