Cancer Center, one of the leading cancer treatment and research centers in the nation, has just announced the addition of a new facility to its offering of high quality, comprehensive cancer care. The newly-opened Cancer Institute has added two new departments: the Department of Surgery and the Department of Radiation Oncology. This is a very welcome addition to Cancer care, which has long been known for its great track record of providing comprehensive treatment options and excellent care. The recently-opened department of Surgery offers highly specialized treatments for breast cancer, mesothelioma, melanoma, and many other types of cancer. The hospital also boasts a fully-staffed dermatologist and plastic surgeon division, so patients can be treated in an off-site facility rather than in a limited hospital setting.Learn more by visiting West Dermatology Moats Skin Specialists-Skin Cancer Clinic
The newly-opened department of Radiation Oncology will concentrate on treating the latest kinds of skin cancer, particularly those that have spread to other parts of the body or have become more aggressive. This is a huge advantage for the patients and the Cancer Center, since most people diagnosed with high-risk non-melanoma skin cancer do not receive the treatment they need or deserve because they are not a high-risk patient. This is a huge issue for Cancer Center, as it is often forced to turn away extremely aggressive or difficult cases simply because they do not meet the doctors’ “case scenario.” In light of this, the addition of the new division allows the Cancer Center to focus on treating cancer that has spread or has become more aggressive, rather than waiting for it to re-occur or re-classify.
This newest addition is also promising for patients looking for a way to get a high-quality, timely diagnosis and treatment for their high-risk melanoma or other type of skin cancer. Most skin cancer clinics already offer biopsies, which allow cancerous cells to be identified, examined under a microscope and looked at under a computer screen. But because these procedures only provide a very general look at the problem, some patients may still not get the diagnosis and treatment that they desperately need. Because of this, high-risk patients should consider consulting with local skin cancer clinics and scheduling an appointment in order to get the care that they need, regardless of their stage of cancer.