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.
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