It is critical to receive an early, accurate diagnosis. A precise diagnosis helps us create an effective treatment plan that will give you the best long-term results.
At Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, we use sophisticated diagnostic methods to detect cancer quickly and accurately, so you can begin treatment right away. We offer:
Skin cancer diagnosis includes:
Melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. It can spread rapidly. Often, patients with melanoma have many moles. They also might have a family history of melanoma. We specialize in monitoring high-risk patients.
If we suspect melanoma, we will perform a biopsy of the affected area, including nearby lymph nodes, to see if the cancer has spread. Our highly trained pathologists work closely with oncologists to quickly and accurately diagnose suspected melanoma.
People with melanoma might have:
Our dermatologists and oncologists are trained in screening and identifying these changes and can quickly determine whether you’re at risk of melanoma.
After our skilled team has diagnosed and staged the cancer, we discuss your treatment options with you. We offer many surgical options, radiation therapy, and medical oncology. Find out more about our approach to treating skin cancer and melanoma.