Skin Cancer Treatment in Maryland

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At Chesapeake Oncology Hematology Associates, we’ve provided high-quality and customized skin cancer treatment across Maryland for over two decades. Our experienced board-certified oncologists specialize in effectively treating various skin cancers. Beginning with the consultation to diagnosis and treatment, we’ll be with you every step of your care, ensuring seamless coordination and support.

Looking for a skin cancer diagnosis or treatment near you? Visit one of our oncology centers in Maryland today.

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Conditions We Treat

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Merkel cell cancer
  • Melanoma
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Our Skin Cancer Treatment Options

Surgery

It’s performed to remove cancerous tumors, along with some surrounding healthy tissues and lymph nodes. We will perform either a minor, in-office procedure, or a major surgery, depending on the type and stage of your cancer.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation is used to treat several types of skin cancers, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. It destroys cancer cells using high-energy x-ray beams. Radiation therapy may be recommended:

  • After surgery to destroy any lingering cancer cells
  • To treat recurrent cancer
  • If cancer has spread/ metastasized to the patient’s bones or brain
  • For large tumors and tumors occurring on an area of the skin that is hard to treat with surgery

Chemotherapy

At COHA, topical creams or IV/oral drugs are used to shrink and kill cancer cells. We may offer chemotherapy before surgery, after surgery, or in combination with other skin cancer treatments, depending on your condition.

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

It’s performed to determine whether your cancer has spread to the sentinel lymph node (the first lymph node to which cancer is likely to spread from the primary tumor). If cancer is present in the sentinel lymph node, it may have spread to surrounding lymph nodes and organs. This procedure is crucial to determine the stage and severity of your cancer and the best treatment option for it.

Immunotherapy

Using specialized drugs, immunotherapy boosts your immune system’s ability to identify and destroy cancer cells. It’s usually recommended for advanced skin cancers and minimizes the chances of recurrence of cancer and melanoma after surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Skin Cancer

Depending on its type, skin cancer signs include:

  • Melanoma: It usually causes cancerous moles that bleed, itch, or hurt, change color, size, or shape, and have an uneven border
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Characterized by flat, scaly, rash-like red/brown patches, crusted open sores, warts, or raised lumps with central depressions, persistent small ulcers or thickened scaly skin on the lips, and raised, scaly lumps on the back of the hands, legs, scalp, forearms, lips, and ears
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma: Characterized by unhealed sores, flat, scaly red or birthmark-like patches, bleeding lesions, smooth, small, or waxy bumps that may bleed or develop a crust, and black/brown/blue raised bumps or lesions.

Depending on your overall health condition and your tumor’s type, size, location, and depth, one or more of the following procedures may be used to treat your skin cancer:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy

The key cause of skin cancer is sun exposure. Therefore, practicing these measures can protect your skin from the sun and minimize your skin cancer risk:

  • Applying a lip balm with sunscreen
  • Wearing a hat and sunglasses to protect your face, ears, and eyes
  • Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen featuring a high SPF to stay protected against UV rays
  • Wearing long pants and full-sleeve shirts to protect your legs and arms
  • Limiting your exposure to direct sunlight

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Merkel cell cancer
  • Melanoma

Melanoma

  • A family/personal history
  • Presences of freckles and moles
  • Light skin tone
  • A history of severe sunburns

Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • A family/personal history
  • Fair skin
  • Long-term sun exposure
  • Long-term or serious inflammation or injury to the skin.
  • Being male
  • Exposure to radiation or certain chemicals

Check for these signs when examining yourself for skin cancer:

  • A new mole or an existing mole that changes color or appears bigger than 1/4 inch
  • Spots/freckles/sores that itch, bleed, or hurt
  • Open sores that persist beyond three weeks

If you have any early signs of skin cancer, visit your oncologist immediately for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

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