Our skin is made up of several layers that helps to regulate our body temperature and protects us against outside elements – such as heat, infection, injury, and sunlight. Also, our skin is susceptible to skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. It begins on the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis, and usually forms on skin that has been exposed to sunlight, but it can occur anywhere on your body.
We understand that a new diagnosis of skin cancer can be overwhelming. Review this section's important information about skin cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms, staging, and treatment options. We will help you and your family in making treatment decisions, together with our medical team. During this process, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to help manage your cancer and continue activities of your daily life.
New York Oncology Hematology has six convenient locations throughout the Capital Region of New York, where you will receive state-of-the art skin cancer care in a caring and comfortable environment close to home, work, and family.
If you’ve just been diagnosed with skin cancer, our team will be with you every step of the way, from creating a cancer treatment plan, getting a second opinion, and understanding what to expect after treatment. We will arrange your consultation quickly so you can get the information you need.
Learn more about skin cancer signs and symptoms so you’re aware of any changes on your skin. The sooner a skin cancer diagnosis is determined, the better chance of a positive treatment outcome.
Skin cancer is not completely preventable. Some skin cancers are caused by factors that you can control but others are not. However, the more you learn about skin cancers, the easier it is to reduce your risks.
Your skin cancer specialist at New York Oncology Hematology will work together with you to develop a skin cancer treatment plan that’s best for you based on your type and stage of your skin cancer and your general overall health. Your treatment options may include:
- High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
- Targeted Therapy
The cancer researchers at New York Oncology Hematology - Albany Medical Center, along with the US Oncology Network, are leading the way to finding new and improved treatment options for melanoma cancers.
We are looking for the latest melanoma treatment options for our patients and are also involved with many other types of breakthrough cancer research studies. Click for a full list of our available melanoma clinical trials.
From support groups and hereditary risk assessment to financial support through our NYOH Community Cancer Foundation, our cancer specialists are here for you every step of the way. We encourage you to learn more about the advantages of receiving your skin cancer treatment at New York Oncology Hematology and take advantage of our supportive care services.