The Ben Love/El Paso Corporation Melanoma and Skin Center is committed to helping you win the fight against all types of skin cancer. Our focus on finding cures as part of the Melanoma Moon Shot program already has led to promising new immunotherapy treatments like ipilimumab, which uses your body’s defense system to find and destroy melanoma cells.
At MD Anderson, innovative research combines with world-class expertise in diagnosing and treating skin cancers. Specialists use advanced diagnostic imaging and molecular medicine for accurate staging and treatment planning.
Your treatment plan may include the very latest therapies, and access to clinical trials of new drugs. We offer cancer vaccines and targeted therapies, many developed at MD Anderson. Our doctors are skilled in isolated limb perfusion, delivering chemotherapy drugs directly to localized melanomas with fewer side effects.
Our Mohs and Dermasurgery Unit uses precise surgical techniques to completely remove skin cancers, while leaving healthy tissue intact. Additional treatments include cryosurgery, UV light therapy and reconstructive surgery.
The Melanoma and Skin Center has a special clinic with doctors focused on treating cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL), a group of rare diseases that affect the skin.
Types of cancers we treat:
- Squamous cell skin cancer
- Basal cell skin cancer
- Rare forms of melanoma, including uveal melanoma (of the eye) and mucosal melanoma
- Cutaneous lymphoma
- Pre-cancerous lesions and other skin conditions experienced by cancer patients
I didn't enjoy having cancer one bit, but the experience did teach me how I want to live my life.
May 08, 2014
After running the Boston Marathon 27 times, you'd think Bob Lehew
would have experienced every trial a runner could face. But this year,
he experienced a new challenge. Bob ran the race halfway into his six
weeks of radiation treatment for squamous cell carcinoma, a type of
"I was happy to see the finish line," he says, shrugging off the accomplishment modestly.
At age 71, Bob has run more than 220...
The Melanoma and Skin Center business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
713-792-6800 (Current patients)
877-632-6789 (New patients)