Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the U.S. with more than 2 million cases diagnosed each year. It affects people of all ages and skin tones. Fortunately, most cases are treatable with early detection and the right treatment plan. At OSF, your care team knows that no two cancers are alike. They will focus on you and your specific cancer, developing a personalized care plan with an integrated team of experts.
From the moment you or your provider spot the signs of skin cancer, through diagnosis, treatment and beyond, your skin cancer team will walk with you, providing expert guidance, determining the best treatment plan that fits your lifestyle, and connecting you to a full team of resources to support your mind, body and spirit.
The most common skin cancers are nonmelanoma skin cancers. The two most common nonmelanoma skin cancers are:
Much less common is melanoma, which affects about 1% of skin cancer patients but accounts for most deaths.
When you have a skin cancer diagnosis, you deserve the highly-experienced, compassionate care team at OSF HealthCare. You’ll have access to a full range of treatment options, and will feel the expertise of the entire care team from start to finish of your journey. Depending on the type of skin cancer you have, those options may include:
At OSF, you can expect a cancer care team that’s more than just skin deep. Your multidisciplinary skin cancer team typically includes specialists in dermatology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgery. These experts are some of the best in their field, and will work together across disciplines to treat your specific skin cancer.