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Melanoma and Skin Cancer

To make an appointment in the clinic: (573) 882-8445

The melanoma and skin cancer program at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center serves as a regional treatment center for skin and melanoma cancers. Through screening, diagnosis, staging, treatment and long-term follow up, the multispecialty team of physicians and health care providers are able to provide individualized treatment plans and comprehensive care, as well as access to the most advanced treatments possible.

Skin conditions treated at Ellis Fischel

  • Actinic keratosis
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Malignant melanoma
  • General Dermatology
  • In addition to highly specialized diagnosis and treatment options, physicians at Ellis Fischel conduct a variety of clinical trials.

    Read Stephanie's story about her battle with skin cancer.

    Dr. Dale explains what comprehensive treatment for melanoma means for our patient centered care. He discusses the importance of our multi-specialty approach that covers dermatology, surgical oncology and medical oncology. Learn how each of these specialties comes together to create a caring team.

    Our comprehensive team of physicians:

    Kara Braudis, MD Dermatopathologist
    Paul Dale, MD  Surgical Oncologist
    Jonathan Dyer, MD Dermatologist
    Kristen Fernandez, MD Dermatologist
    Karen Edison, MD Dermatoligst
    Nicholas Golda, MD Dermatologist
    Mosharraf Hossian, MD Medical Oncologist
    Kari Martin, MD Dermatologist
    Michael Nicholl, MD Surgical Oncologist
    Gregory Renner, MD Otolaryngologist
    Dana Ward, MD Dermatologist
    Steven Westgate, MD Radiation Oncologist
    Robert Zitsch, MD Otolaryngologist
    Susan Zurowski, MD Dermatologist

    Screening is the first step in providing a comprehensive treatment for Melanoma and Skin Cancer. Dr. Golda explains the importance of why this first step can be lifesaving.


    If a spot is concerning as Dr. Golda mentioned seeing a Surgical Oncologist is the next step to help in removing and testing the spot to find the right treatment option. Dr. Nicholl explains what happens after a dermatologist finds a concerning spot.

    After a Surgical Oncologist removes a concerning spots and testing is conducted to see if any of the cancer has spread. A Medical Oncologist would take over in managing the treatment options if surgery did not remove all of the cancerous cells. Dr. Hossian explains the different treatment options available.

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