University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute | UCCI

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Cancers We Treat

The multidisciplinary team within the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute Skin Cancer/Melanoma Center provides treatment for all types of skin cancer at all skin sites – even unusual locations such as the eyes, head and neck and mucous membranes.

There are three main types of skin cancer:

  1. Basal cell carcinoma
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma
  3. Melanoma

Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of skin cancer and often develop on areas of the skin that receive exposure to the sun. These types of cancer can be completely eliminated, if treated early.

Melanoma can also be cured easily in its early stages, though it is the most aggressive type of skin cancer in its later stages. Early detection is important. Melanoma can occur anywhere on the skin and even in the eyes, mouth, anal and genital areas.

We also treat the following rare types of skin cancer:

  • Angiosarcoma – a soft tissue cancer related to blood vessels
  • Apocrine Carcinoma – a cancer that begins in the glands of the skin
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP) – a cancer that develops in the deep layers of skin and can appear anywhere on the body
  • Eccrine Porocarcinoma – a cancer of the sweat glands that can be found on most areas of the skin
  • Leiomyosarcoma – a cancer of the smooth muscle cells of the skin
  • Sebaceous Gland Cancer – a cancer of the sebaceous glands that can appear anywhere on the skin
  • Other Adnexal Carcinomas – cancer of the skin appendages that often occurs in the hair follicles, sweat glands and nails