IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care
Our Approach to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Integrated Care for non-melanoma skin cancer Patients
At Indiana University Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we’ve created a comprehensive non-melanoma skin cancer treatment program committed to your overall health. It’s a commitment that reaches from your initial diagnosis to recovery and beyond.
Throughout treatment, we use an integrated approach to cancer care where physicians, dietitians, naturopathic oncologists and counselors all work together as a team. These specialists bring a number of disciplines – from leading-edge medical therapies and groundbreaking research to patient-specific clinical trials – to offer you the most complete care possible. Plus, you have access to a host of supportive services, including counselors, support groups and chaplains. Every day, this multidisciplinary team of specialists works together to share ideas and contribute to your individualized treatment plan. And in recovery, we teach you to maintain a healthier lifestyle to help prevent cancer from returning.
At IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we’ve created a place like no other. Working to heal you, not just treat your cancer.
The right Treatment
Breakthrough Clinical Trial
IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care has powerful tools to attack non-melanoma skin cancer, including the latest surgical, radiation and medical options, as well as clinical trials. We use these latest advancements in new ways, leading to breakthrough care.
Free Screenings for Skin Cancer
The incidence of skin cancer is increasing. To find it early, regular screening is essential. Our free skin cancer screening checks any moles or lesions for non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer.
About non-melanoma skin cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. However, the number of people who develop basal and squamous cell skin cancer, also known as non-melanoma skin cancer, each year is not known for certain.
More than 2 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year, according to most estimates. Most of these are basal cell cancers. Squamous cell cancers occur less often.
The number of these cancers has been increasing for many years. This is probably due to a combination of increased detection, more sun exposure and people living longer. Fortunately, regular screening can help detect skin cancer early when it is highly treatable. As a result, non-melanoma skin cancer is highly survivable, with survival rates increasing about 30 percent in the past 30 years.