Skin Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Last Modified: August 13, 2012


How is skin cancer diagnosed and treated? Will I need to see a dermatologist or a cancer doctor?


Rachel Woods, RN, Nurse for the Surgical Dermatology Program at Penn Medicine responds:

Skin cancer is definitively diagnosed through a biopsy. Treatment differs with the type and severity of the cancer. See your dermatologist and he or she will refer you to an oncologist if it is necessary.
Learn more about skin cancer.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire Sun Safety Webchat transcript.


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