Melanoma Multidisciplinary Clinic

Lifespan Cancer Institute

Cancer Care and COVID-19

Safety is Our Top Priority

We want to assure you that the we are here for you. While the coronavirus has changed much of our daily lives, one thing that has remained constant is our commitment to providing you with the best, safest care possible.

At the Lifespan Cancer Institute, your safety is our top priority. As experts in cancer, we also know completing a treatment plan is associated with the best outcomes for patients. That is why we worked closely with our infection prevention and infectious diseases teams to be able to provide the care you need in a safe environment.

About the Melanoma Multidisciplinary Clinic

The Melanoma Multidisciplinary Clinic at the Lifespan Cancer Institute is staffed by medical specialists trained in dermatology, dermatopathology, melanoma, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology.  A multidisciplinary melanoma clinic and melanoma tumor board meet once a week to discuss patient care and formulate a customized treatment plan.

About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States; melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 75,000 cases of melanoma are diagnosed in the United States each year.

Patients are advised to schedule skin examination screenings once a year. During this examination, our specialists evaluate each patient for signs of melanoma. If recognized in the early stages, melanoma most often can be treated quickly and successfully.

Common Symptoms of Melanoma

Common Symptoms of Melanoma

  • Change in the size, shape, or color of a mole
  • Oozing or bleeding from a mole
  • A mole that looks different from your other moles or feels itchy, hard, lumpy, swollen, or tender to the touch
Research assistants at Hasbro Children's Hospital

Research and Clinical Trials

Several clinical trials for melanoma are currently open. 

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