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Skin Cancer

Your care team includes board certified medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons, as well as social workers, pharmacists, dietitians, and spiritual care experts. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. It is caused by uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells, including pigmented melanocytes and surface epithelial cells. Fortunately with early diagnosis and treatment, most skin cancers can be cured. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is more likely than other skin cancers to spread to other body tissues, such as organ or bones.

One of the biggest causes of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and tanning beds. Excess sun exposure damages skin cells to the point that they start to grow out of control.

Why Choose Us?
  • Our oncology teams focus on quality inpatient and outpatient cancer care.
  • Our providers focus on treating all stages of cancer, as well as offering compassionate support for the mind and spirit during diagnosis and treatment.
  • We believe the best way to fight cancer is to offer the best tools, support, information, and treatments possible.

Our Treatments

Treatment strategies for skin cancer include:

  • Removal or Treatment
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy or Chemotherapy
  • Thermotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Targeted Therapy

For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.

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Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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