Skin Cancer & Melanoma
Skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma) is one the most common types of cancers. It affects more than 3 million Americans each year. If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, our experts will get you the care you need.
At Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, we specialize in early detection and targeted, minimally invasive treatments that protect the healthy skin tissue. We work with you to help you feel better and enjoy a full life. Our whole-person approach to care includes robust support services such as support groups, palliative care, and cancer genetics.
Skin cancer care at AHN
Our specialists diagnose and treat skin cancer using the latest, minimally invasive treatments, so you have a shorter, easier recovery. For example, we offer Mohs micrographic surgery. This groundbreaking technique allows physicians to remove cancerous tissue while preserving healthy tissue.
Learn more about why people choose us for skin cancer treatment.
Diagnosing skin cancer
Basal and squamous cell cancers are frequently curable when we detect them early. Melanoma is more aggressive, so early detection is essential.
We work closely with Carnegie Mellon University to develop novel imaging technologies to catch skin cancer at its earliest stages. We use a pioneering process called lymph node mapping to help diagnose advanced cases of melanoma and certain squamous cell cancers. Find out more about skin cancer diagnosis.
Skin cancer treatment
At the Cancer Institute, we specialize in minimally invasive treatments, including the use of Mohs surgery for certain skin cancers. This precise procedure targets only the cancerous cells and preserves the healthy tissue. This treatment also has the highest cure rate of all skin cancer treatment methods. Get more information on skin cancer treatment.