Sarcoma and Melanoma Care Center

Melanoma Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Melanoma Team offers comprehensive programs for the diagnosis and treatment of the skin cancers. At Roswell Park, board-certified physicians, including specialists in surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, dermatology, pathology, radiology, anesthesiology, psychiatry and nutrition work as a team to provide optimal care for patients with these tumors.

During your treatment, you will follow a specific plan of care. Each plan is tailored for each individual. The information in this packet, however, will provide an overview of melanoma surgery. Your will learn what you must do and what will happen as we work together toward your recovery.

You and your physicians have discussed various options for treatment and have decided on the most appropriate surgical procedure for you. Most patients who have this surgery leave the hospital the same day of surgery. This guide will help you understand your surgical procedure and how to use Roswell Park’s patient and family services.

Sarcoma The Sarcoma/Soft Tissue Tumor Center at Roswell Park diagnoses and treats benign and malignant diseases of the musculoskeletal system, including soft tissue and bone.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s (RPCI) experts in soft-tissue sarcoma include board-specialized physicians including specialists in specialists in surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, pathology and rehabilitation support. In addition, mid level practitioners (Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants), nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, psychology and dietitians, work as a team to provide optimal care for our patients.

Treatment approaches for this disease include conservative operations, combined with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy, which offer patients a high rate of tumor control while avoiding amputation.