Skin Cancer | Sturdy Memorial Hospital | Attleboro, MA

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. At Sturdy Memorial Hospital, we are committed to providing you with resources that help prevent, detect, and treat the three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

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Almost all skin cancers are curable if they are found early. Most skin cancers are preventable. The best way to prevent skin cancer is to monitor your skin for changes and see your primary care physician and/or a dermatologist every year for a professional skin exam. Sturdy Memorial Hospital's affiliated dermatologists provide skin exams to help detect skin cancer in its earliest stages.

Diagnosis

During a skin exam, your doctor will make note of any suspicious moles or growths on your body including the size, color and any changes that your report. Your doctor may use a dermatoscopy to see spots on your skin more clearly.

If your doctor believes a spot on your skin looks suspicious, a biopsy will be done. During a biopsy, a sample of skin is removed for review by a pathologist.

Treatment

If you are diagnosed with skin cancer, Your care team will work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to your medical needs. We offer a wide range of skin cancer therapies including medical oncology, radiation therapy and surgical options specific to skin cancer.

Surgical Options for Skin Cancer

  • Wide local excisions (removals) for primary melanomas
  • Intra-operative lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymphadenectomy
  • Radical lymphadenectomy
  • Surgical debulking for metastatic disease

Upcoming Events

  • Dec
    18
    Tuesday
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Our Oncology Department holds a Cancer Support Group on a regular basis for those undergoing cancer treatment, as well as survivors.
  • Dec
    19
    Wednesday
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Our Oncology Department holds a Breast Cancer Support Group on a regular basis for those undergoing treatment for breast cancer, as well as survivors.
  • Ongoing
    Healthy Steps combines gentle movements, dance, and music to improve overall wellness, as well as emotional well-being and self-image.
  • Ongoing
    Strength ABC is a gradual weight training program designed for all breast cancer survivors.

Learn More

For more information about Cancer Care Program at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, call our oncology department at 508-236-7010 or 508-236-7012.