Eight of 10 skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. This is the most common type of skin cancer and the most common type of cancer in humans. They are usually found in skin exposed to sunlight, like the eyelid, and rarely spread. Left untreated, basal cell skin cancer can cause damage to the delicate eye area.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
One of only 71 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States. Sylvester is one of only two cancer centers in Florida that have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute. The team earned this distinction through its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
Multidisciplinary care teams. A cancer diagnosis deserves comprehensive, compassionate care. That’s why Sylvester and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute partner to deliver precision care. You are evaluated and treated by a spectrum of eye professionals, including experts in ophthalmology, dermatology, ocular oncology, radiation oncology, and pathology.
One of only four designated Cancer Centers of Excellence in Florida. AWe treat cancer, and only cancer, giving you the best potential outcomes. You can be confident knowing you are in the best possible place to treat your cancer in South Florida.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the top-rated facility in the country for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Ophthalmic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery experts. With hundreds of ophthalmology experts on our team and operating suites dedicated to eye care, you receive quality care tailored to your condition, no matter how unique or complex.
Leading technology. Sylvester is one of the few institutions that offers reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM), which provides a more accurate diagnosis of lesions that can’t be confirmed with a clinical exam and dermascopy (a magnification device used to diagnose skin lesions).