Melanoma and Other Skin
Anyone can get skin cancer — whether you are young or old, spend most of your time indoors or are outside all summer. Receiving timely care gives you the best chances of healing. And that’s precisely what you’ll find with the Cancer Network of West Michigan.
We make it easier than ever to get nationally recognized skin cancer treatment right in your community. You receive services from trusted surgeons and other cancer specialists, along with the support you deserve.
Skin cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow rapidly. As skin cancer progresses, it penetrates deeper layers of skin and can spread to other organs. But early detection and treatment can help you become cancer-free.
Types of skin cancer we treat include:
- Basal cell carcinoma, the most common type, forms in cells that produce new layers of skin.
- Melanoma, the most aggressive form, develops in cells that give skin color (melanocytes) and spreads quickly.
- Squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common type, develops in the middle and outer layer of skin cells.
Melanoma and Skin Cancer Treatment Through the Cancer Network: Why Choose Us?
The Cancer Network helps you start healing sooner with care close to home. You benefit from the expertise of Mercy Health and University of Michigan Health-West, both award-winning organizations. University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center’s participation means care reflects recommendations from some of the nation’s leading cancer specialists.
Cancer Network services are available at several locations across West Michigan. Each facility represents the full strength, compassion and expertise we have to offer. Our integrated approach makes it easier to receive care where you’re most comfortable — near home and loved ones.