Elana Schwam was diagnosed with stage IIIB malignant melanoma and is currently testing a new treatment for her disease.
Explore the Melanoma Program
Our skilled Radiation Oncologists use the most advanced therapies to treat patients with melanoma, squamous cell skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and other malignant skin conditions with radiation therapy.
Many lesions can be removed through surgical intervention, however conformal radiation therapy may also be necessary for optimal disease control. In some cases, radiation treatment may be used as the primary treatment modality for patients presenting with basal and squamous cell carcinoma in the head and neck regions and for those whose cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.
- Linear accelerator based radiation therapy: Treatment modalities include 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT).
- Superficial radiation therapy: Utilizing various techniques such as brachytherapy and electron beam radiation therapy, our skilled team can treat even the most superficial lesions.
Personalized & Comprehensive Care
Our Radiation Oncologists work closely with our colleagues at the Mass General Cancer Center to improve patient outcomes through multidisciplinary care. Our cross-specialty approach enables us to provide comprehensive and individualized care for our patients.
Massachusetts General Hospital invites patients and the community to participate in innovative clinical trials and research studies.
Meet the Team
Every step of your treatment is managed by one or our world-class physicians.
This pdf describes what you can expect before and during your radiation treatments.
Browse our online guides to visualize steps throughout the radiation oncology process.