Donate to Dermatologic Cancers Research, Patient Care and Education

Did you know that about 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year? That means they are occurring in about 3.3 million Americans, as some people have more than one with about 8 out of 10 of these are basal cell cancers. If basal cell carcinoma is left untreated, the lesions or small bumps can grow to be many inches across and eventually ulcerate or break through the skin and damage the surrounding tissue or bone. While basal cell carcinoma is the most common of dermatologic cancers it is also one of the most curable of cancers.

Dermatologic cancer symptoms can include a sore that does not heal, the spread of pigment from the border of a spot into the surrounding skin, redness or a new swelling beyond the border of the mole; as well as a change in sensation, such as itchiness, tenderness, or pain on the skin. The Melanoma and Cutaneous oncology team on providing personalized remedies that follow federal consensus guidelines while using the most innovative and innovative therapy close to home in the western world. Our cancer team is seasoned and dedicated to helping you combat cancer. Which is one of the many reasons that your generosity and contributions to Northwestern Memorial Foundation are greatly appreciated.

When it comes to dermatologic cancer, a patient who have melanoma or other cutaneous malignancies will find comfort in knowing the skin cancer group in Northwestern Medicine gets the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies, provided by compassionate and specialist health professionals – all thanks to the help and support of Northwestern Memorial Foundation. Their committed dermatologic cancer team always present to answer patient questions and direct patients through the treatment and evaluation process, in addition, to connect you with valuable aid services when it comes to their individualized care.

During therapy, patients have to dedicate their energy to becoming fit, not getting to another appointment. That is why support and treatment services in Northwestern Medicine are conveniently situated across Chicago and the neighboring suburbs, which means that patients may get fast access to all of the experience and support they want, near home. Because skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States there are many reasons you can help when it comes to supporting Northwestern Memorial Foundation and those in need.

Northwestern Memorial Foundation helps Northwestern Medicine treat the following cancers:

  • Melanoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • Pilomatrix carcinoma
  • Atypical fibroxanthoma
  • Cutaneous carcinosarcoma
  • Microcystic adnexal carcinoma
  • Sebaceous carcinoma

Dermatologic Cancers Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

Research and advancement of treatments are directly funded by your generous contributions to Northwestern Memorial Foundation. Northwestern Medicine is profoundly committed to providing innovative care for dermatologic cancer and reversing the rising incidence of all types of cancer one donation at a time. That is why we offer skin cancer screening and remedies at places in Chicago and beyond. You can rest easy knowing your donations are impacting patients diagnosed with dermatologic cancer one gift at a time.

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