Discovering and Delivering Compassionate, Coordinated Care
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Fortunately, two of the most common forms of skin cancer – basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma – are highly curable. In addition, experts care for more aggressive tumors, such as merkel cell carcinoma and melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer that develops in the cells that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color.
At the UMass Memorial Cancer Center in Worcester, MA, our wide-ranging multidisciplinary team
of cancer specialists provides you depth of experience and develops the best treatment plan for you.
Our services include:
Many options are available to treat and remove skin tumors, including Mohs micrographic surgery
. The Mohs technique, used for many types of skin cancer, is a precise surgery that ensures the tumor is completely removed while saving as much normal, healthy tissue as possible. The highly successful procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis.
A System Approach
To learn more, call our HOPE Line at 866-597-HOPE.
Cancer care is also provided at UMass Memorial Health Care community hospitals: