A diagnosis of skin cancer can be unsettling. But at Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, we offer a full range of options to treat—and beat—the disease.
Our dedicated team—including board-certified dermatologists, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists and more specialists— work closely together and with you to create a personalized treatment plan. And you have access to a full range of support services and leading cancer clinical trials, right here at home.
Surgery may be performed to remove the tumor, as well as some surrounding tissue to help ensure the skin cancer is eliminated. Nearby lymph nodes may also be removed if the cancer has spread there.
Our plastic surgery practice offers the Mohs surgical technique, which allows doctors to precisely identify and remove an entire tumor while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed. It offers the highest cure rate among skin cancer treatments.
Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center uses the most advanced technology available to target skin cancer with extreme precision. Treatments include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), all which focus high-dose radiation directly on the tumor, while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
We offer the latest and most effective chemotherapy options, and use newer medications that help minimize the side effects of chemotherapy whenever possible.
We also offer immunotherapy—newer, FDA-approved drug therapies help your own immune system fight the cancer. This treatment may be beneficial for patients with high-risk or advanced melanoma, and used along with surgery and/or chemotherapy.
Throughout your journey, you’ll find a variety of cancer support services to meet your physical, emotional, spiritual and financial needs. That includes your very own nurse navigator to coordinate all of your care, answer any questions and provide extra comfort and support every step of the way.