Like organ transplant patients, other patients with certain conditions, such as malignant melanoma, may be at higher risk for recurring skin cancer.
Preventing Recurrence of Skin Cancer
For these patients, our skin cancer team provides vital resources for preventing skin cancer or catching it at an early stage. Close, ongoing monitoring by our skin cancer specialists or in collaboration with the patient’s dermatologist is just one part of the care plan developed based on individual needs.
Monitoring of Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Patients
Patients who have had malignant melanoma have a higher lifetime risk of developing a second melanoma compared to patients who have never had melanoma. We provide ongoing check-ups for melanoma patients. Other groups of patients at higher risk of melanoma are those who have unusual moles, pigmented lesion syndrome, or who have a family history of melanoma. These patients also benefit from ongoing close monitoring.
Making Ongoing Care Convenient
Little things can mean big conveniences when it comes to keeping up with skin cancer treatment and prevention care.
Support services are available to skin cancer patients. Services may vary by location and include:
- Diagnostic imaging lab
- Specialized cancer blood lab
- Day Hospital for patients who need chemotherapy and other infused treatments
- 87th Street Bistro with healthy food selections
- Wi-Fi access
- Free convenient parking underneath the Clinical Cancer Center with valet service
- Jeffrey C. Siegel Quality of Life Center, offering a full range of support services, classes, support groups and events
- The Small Stones Wellness Center, offering resources and expert guidance in restoring and maintaining appearance and self esteem
Virtual Visits Are Available
Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We’ll gather your medical records for you and get our experts’ input so we can offer treatment options without an in-person visit. To schedule a virtual visit, call 1-866-680-0505.
Cancer and the COVID-19 Vaccine
There is currently no data that suggests current or former cancer patients should avoid getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Cancer can weaken your immune system, so we recommend that most patients get the vaccine as soon as possible.