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Expert Melanoma and Skin Care at Providence St. Joseph Orange

The Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program at St. Joseph Hospital offers Orange County residents comprehensive, unparalleled expertise in melanoma detection, treatment and follow-up care. The multidisciplinary healthcare team consists of highly skilled oncology and plastic surgeons, radiation therapists, medical oncologists, pathologists, nursing and research staff. Working collaboratively, these highly skilled clinicians ensure that our patients receive innovative and evidence-based care designed to diminish suffering and save lives.

While clinical expertise makes the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program one of the most advanced in the region, the program's patient and family-centered care offers the hope, dignity and compassion patients have come to expect from St. Joseph Hospital. Support and education groups are offered and most patients feel at ease knowing they have a resource available to them every step of the way during treatment and follow-up.

2258.3 miles away
714-734-6234
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Expert Melanoma and Skin Care at Providence St. Joseph Orange

The Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program at St. Joseph Hospital offers Orange County residents comprehensive, unparalleled expertise in melanoma detection, treatment and follow-up care. The multidisciplinary healthcare team consists of highly skilled oncology and plastic surgeons, radiation therapists, medical oncologists, pathologists, nursing and research staff. Working collaboratively, these highly skilled clinicians ensure that our patients receive innovative and evidence-based care designed to diminish suffering and save lives.

While clinical expertise makes the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program one of the most advanced in the region, the program's patient and family-centered care offers the hope, dignity and compassion patients have come to expect from St. Joseph Hospital. Support and education groups are offered and most patients feel at ease knowing they have a resource available to them every step of the way during treatment and follow-up.

2258.3 miles away
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

About Our Program

Trusted Team of Experts

Specialists with expertise from many areas of medicine all participate in the Melanoma Program. This multidisciplinary team of highly specialized clinicians meets regularly to discuss each patient’s unique medical needs and develop individual care plans that include integrated treatment options. This team approach to care ensures our patients receive comprehensive medical treatment incorporating the latest technology and medications. Our team of experts includes:

  • Cancer Surgeons
  • Dermatologists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Dermatopathologists (specialists who study the skin at a microscopic level)
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Cancer Navigator
  • Cancer Genetic Counselors
  • Clinical Research Professionals
  • Rehabilitation Specialists

Why Choose Us for Skin Cancer Care?

At Providence, we see the life in you. Together, let’s finish cancer – so you don’t have to miss any of life’s special moments.

No two patients, or their treatment plans, are alike. This is why, at Providence, we take a highly personalized approach to your skin cancer care. You’ll experience this through our multidisciplinary tumor boards, where your oncology team collaborates with other cancer care experts about your specific diagnosis. We also offer a Providence Molecular Tumor Board, where we evaluate your genomic and clinical information to find the best genetically matched treatment for you. Your oncology team will work with you directly to design a treatment plan that fits your personal needs. It’s an approach that combines leading-edge treatment with the compassionate care Providence is known for. Why? Because we know this results in the best outcomes.

Most non-melanoma skin cancers are treated by dermatologists, primary care physicians or surgeons, and don’t require complex care. We have more than 250 dermatologists at Providence who treat skin cancers. For patients with melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma or recurrent non-melanoma skin cancers, our expert, multidisciplinary care team will support you through your entire journey. You’ll be treated by medical oncologists who have expertise in using immunotherapy and molecularly targeted therapy to stop tumor growth for melanoma patients. If surgery is required, our board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologic surgeons use the most cutting-edge techniques. Our team also includes nationally and internationally known scientists and clinical investigators who offer state-of-the-art clinical research trials to patients. It's a team-based approach to skin cancer care. Your care team may include oncology nurse navigators, radiation oncologists and other cancer specialists. We also provide you and your family with a full range of support services well beyond conventional treatment, from genetic counseling and education to nutrition and pain management.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great skin cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We offer various location-specific services to help our patients receive equitable care, such as translation for non-English-speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we welcome all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We aim to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you're at.

As a patient at Providence, you have access to the largest community-based cancer network in the United States. Being part of a collaborative network means that your local skin cancer care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across 51 hospitals in seven states. The extent and power of our network is one of the reasons more than 2,400 new melanoma patients, and over 50,000 new cancer patients, trust Providence each year.

Providence is well-known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking the most advanced procedures and therapies to treat skin cancer. We led the global clinical trial of the first immunotherapy medicine approved for patients with melanoma, which was the first to improve patient survival rates. We collaborate with researchers across the country to advance state-of-the-art treatments for skin cancers. As a patient, you have the opportunity to participate in one of over 45 clinical trials happening across the Providence network for advanced skin cancer treatment, such as a clinical trial exploring vaccines for patients experiencing the earlier stages of melanoma.

The Power of Our Network

Part of the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

From diagnosis to recovery and beyond, we’re with our patients every step of the way. We’ve integrated three nationally accredited cancer programs – Mission, St. Joseph and St. Jude – to provide you with:

  • Board-certified cancer specialists who collaborate across locations to provide convenient, connected care close to your home or work.
  • Innovative screening that can detect more than 50 types of cancer through a single blood draw.
  • Patient navigators for each cancer type who will help you manage your treatment and find the resources you need.

Learn More About the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

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