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Understanding Skin Cancer

At AdventHealth Cancer Center Shawnee Mission, we encourage prevention — seeing your dermatologist for any concerns — and will be here for you with expert-level care if you face skin cancer.

While only 1% of skin cancers are melanomas, they’re the deadliest because they can spread throughout the body and metastasize. Other, less common, skin cancers include Merkel cell carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma, cutaneous lymphoma and skin adnexal tumors. These account for less than 1% of all skin cancer types.

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Collaborating With MD Anderson Cancer Network®

Working to End Cancer Together

We’re honored to be a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Our physicians have resources from MD Anderson, like evidence-based treatment guidelines, safety practices and more. This collaboration combines the best of our local care with the expertise of one of the nation’s leading cancer centers.

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Expert Care, Compassionate Support

Skin Cancer Care You Can Count On

You’ve got this, because you’ve got us. If your dermatologist recommends comprehensive skin cancer care, we’re here to help.