Melanoma and Skin Cancer

We treat both early and advanced skin cancers. Our program also identifies, treats and counsels patients at high risk.

Experts from across many disciplines treat our melanoma and skin-cancer patients. We offer expert pathologic diagnosis of skin disorders, and get patients in to see our physicians quickly.

Meet our Melanoma & Skin Cancer Specialists


What are Melanoma and Skin Cancer Symptoms?

  • A change in the shape, size or color of a mole or other skin growth including birthmarks.
  • Red tender flat spots that bleed easily.
  • Small fleshy bump with a pearly, smooth appearance - often with a depressed center.
  • A patch of skin (usually on the face) that looks like a scar.
  • A bump that itches, bleeds, crusts over and does not heal.
  • Skin growth that looks like a wart.
  • A sore that does not heal.

​What are Types of Skin Cancer?

Melanoma is a kind of skin cancer. Melanoma is not as common as other types of skin cancer, but it is the most serious. Melanoma is caused by damage to your skin from sun exposure.

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer after melanoma. It can damage bones and muscles, but it almost ever spreads to other parts of the body.

Squamous cell carcinoma is less common. It usually develops from a small rough spot that grows on sun-damaged skin. It sometimes spreads to other parts of the body.


​What are Treatments for Skin Cancer?

  • Surgery.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Immunotherapy.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Targeted therapy.
  • Topical therapy.
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT).

What are Risk Factors for Skin Cancer​?

  • Exposure to the sun's UV rays.
  • Blistered sunburns.
  • Use of sun lamps or tanning beds.
  • Fair skin.
  • Personal or family history of melanoma.
  • Numerous moles or more than one atypical mole.
  • Exposure to strong X-rays.

How is Skin Cancer Diagnosed​?

A skin-cancer diagnosis requires a biopsy, a procedure in which a sample of skin tissue is removed, processed and examined under a microscope.


Meet our Melanoma and Skin Cancer Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Babigian, Alan, MD, FACS
860.548.7338
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
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  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Coletti, David Edward, MD, FACS
860.886.0660
  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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  • Norwich
Daman, Lauren Avrum, MD
860.246.3533
  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Simsbury
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DeLucia, Orlando, MD, FACS
860.548.7338
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
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Eisenberg, David Paul, MD, FACS
860.696.2040
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Eton, Omar E., MD, FACP
860.524.2723
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Fortier, Lawrence James, MD
860.529.2500
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Dermatology
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  • Wethersfield
Khan, Anwar Mangey, MD
860.827.4161
  • Radiation Oncology
  • New Britain
Kugelman, Lisa Catherine, MD
860.523.1087
  • Dermatology
  • West Hartford
Levinbook, Wendy Susser, MD
860.523.1087
  • Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology
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  • West Hartford
Nathanson, Robert Bennett, MD
860.561.1350
  • Dermatology
  • West Hartford
Norton, Courtney Moran, APRN, FNP-BC
860.524.2723
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hartford
Pathy, Vinod V., MD, FACS
860.390.6000
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Old Lyme
Piorkowski, Robert Joseph, MD, FACS
860.696.2040
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Rogers, Howard Wooding, MD
860.859.2262
  • Dermatology
  • Norwich
Salner, Andrew, MD
860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Santoro, Frank Anthony, MD
860.676.7000
  • Dermatology
  • Farmington
  • Southington
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Tansino, Gary Francis, MD, PhD
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Zweig, Elliot Charles, MD
860.348.4242
  • Dermatology
  • West Hartford

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