Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and makes up more than half the total cancers diagnosed each year. That’s why the extensive experience and deep expertise you’ll find at University of Colorado Health in treating skin cancer makes a significant difference in your positive outcome. We also treat melanoma, the cancer that forms in cells that make pigment.
Team-based treatment at UCHealth
At University of Colorado Health facilities in metro Denver, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs, a caring team of doctors and support professionals from many fields work together to develop the best plan of care for you, and they stay with you from your initial appointment through treatment and aftercare.
You receive doctor-managed care that emphasizes wellness and healing for you as a whole person—our complementary and integrative medicine specialists incorporate options such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and nutrition and exercise consultation into your treatment. Your expert medical team members may include:
- Dermatologic surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Oncology nurses
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
- Surgical oncologists
- Integrative medicine and complementary care therapists
Precision advanced treatment with Mohs surgery
When you choose UCHealth, you gain access to surgeons experienced in Mohs micrographic surgery, now recognized as the most precise method of removing skin cancer while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. In Mohs surgery, cancerous lesions are removed in very thin layers that are continuously examined under a microscope during the procedure to ensure no cancer cells remain.
High-risk skin cancer program
If you are at high risk for developing skin cancer, UCHealth offers many specialized services for your care and treatment. Our multidisciplinary team provides exceptional care for organ transplant recipients and people with hereditary skin diseases that increase their risk for skin cancer. In addition, you may become one of the many people from around the world who choose UCHealth for our expertise in treating skin-based (cutaneous) lymphomas.
Your medical team may also recommend participation in a clinical trial. University of Colorado Health conducts hundreds of these “trials” of new treatments or drugs. Participation in a clinical trial may provide those who qualify with access to drugs and vaccines years before they are widely available.