Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United
States. And because it is visible, it is the most easily diagnosed and treated.
Skin cancer can develop in almost any area of the skin,
but it usually appears in areas that are exposed to the most sun, such as the
face, neck, forearms, and backs of hands. Early detection by your
Presbyterian-affiliated primary care physician can make the difference between
an easily treated condition to one that advances and requires more aggressive
Your Team of
Specialists Focuses on You & Your Treatment
Lee Pederson, MD
(pictured at left), is the medical
director of Presbyterian’s multidisciplinary melanoma program, leading a team
of experts who will customize your cancer care based on your individual case.
Members of our urologic cancer team include experts from surgical oncology,
medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, nutrition
, clinical research
psychosocial support services
and symptom management
Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Clinic
Skin Cancer Clinic
provides you with a unique opportunity to receive
a second opinion on your cancer diagnosis. Our team of specialists will review
your case together and discuss treatment options for your cancer. From there,
you’ll receive an individualized treatment plan recommendation.
Cancer Patient Navigators Help
You Through Your Treatment
are your first line of support as you undergo
treatment. These nurses have specialized training in cancer and are here to
help you and your family every step of the way. Their services are available to
any cancer patient, regardless of diagnosis.
Specialized Care for Inpatient Treatment
Should your treatment require an overnightstay, the inpatient oncology unit
on the seventh floor of Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte will provide you
with the expert care, support and amenities you need.
Clinical Trials Offer Treatments Not Widely Available
Presbyterian Cancer Center
participates in national and international clinical
, allowing our patients to have an opportunity to
receive cancer treatment not widely available. Check
out our current list of clinical trials available for skin cancer patients.
Cancer Support for You & Your Family
Novant Health Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
offers patients and families the
psychosocial support they need during a cancer diagnosis. Some of the support
services offered at Buddy Kemp include counseling, support groups, case
management, educational seminars and a lending boutique.
Symptom Management to Improve Your Quality of
At Presbyterian, part of treating your cancer is helping you manage the
physical side effects of the disease and its treatment. Novant Health Cancer Rehabilitation & Wellness
offers nutrition counseling
led by specially trained cancer experts to improve symptoms
during treatment or recovery.