Updated 22 February 2006
The following suggestions are intended to assist the practitioner in providing the best possible management for his or her patient with skin cancer.
We are concerned about the number of patients who, after surgery with a curative intent, are referred with incompletely excised skin cancers; these patients present a difficult problem and often require radiation therapy that might have been avoided by alternative initial management. We prefer that patients with difficult tumours be jointly assessed so that the best possible treatment is advised. A multidisciplinary Skin Management Clinic assesses all patients with skin cancer who are referred to the Vancouver Cancer Centre. This management clinic is available for the assessment of any patient with a skin cancer. In addition to providing treatment services when appropriate, we would be pleased to see any patient for a consultation only. Please designate your preference in the referral letter that should accompany the patient to the Agency.
Appointments for referral of patients can be made by telephoning the Admitting Department at the Vancouver Centre:
Toll free tel: 1-800-663-3333 (in BC)