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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.

We offer the following services:

  • Radiology/Imaging
  • Biopsy and Diagnosis
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation oncology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Genetics counseling

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