Melanoma and Skin Cancers account for one of the most rapid increases in cancer incidence in the United States. We offer patients a multidisciplinary personalized approach to the management of their disease, including access to clinical trials and minimally invasive multimodality perioperative techniques.
Our multidisciplinary Melanoma, Skin Cancer and Sarcoma Clinic at Holy Cross is for patients diagnosed with melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, Merkel cell carcinoma, and sarcoma, including Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST).
We offer timely comprehensive patient centered care from our experts in various specialties, all in one facility, accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Improvement Initiative. We designed this clinic to improve patient outcomes and experience, as well as the experience of their families and caregivers, because we understand how challenging it is to coordinate all the resources needed to treat such a complex disease.
Our team collaborates with medical oncology, complex general surgical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, physical therapy and rehabilitation, nutrition and genetic counseling, social work, palliative care, pastoral services, and we also offer clinical trials. We are actively involved in research to provide access to the latest treatments for our patients and we have produced multiple national and international presentations and publications.
The collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center - Harvard Medical School's oldest and largest teaching hospital - provides opportunities for real-time second opinions and access to clinical trials for patients, especially complex cases with advanced disease for which the treatment options are rapidly changing.
Being your trusted health partner for life means giving skin cancer patients multidisciplinary multimodality treatment with access to second opinions and clinical trials in affiliation within the same community where our patients and their families live.
For more information or to make an appointment with our Melanoma, Skin Cancer and Sarcoma Clinic, please call 954-267-7700.
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Michel Velez, MD