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Childhood melanoma

Learn more about childhood melanoma and how Massey's multidisciplinary approach provides the most comprehensive care in the region.

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VCU Massey Cancer Center offers compassionate, comprehensive and cutting-edge care for childhood cancer.

Using the most advanced technology, treatment options and clinical trials, our team offers a wide scope of care for those diagnosed or at high risk of childhood melanoma. Our care is delivered compassionately, with respect, personal attention and a focus on the whole person - not just the disease.

Your partner in childhood melanoma care

If your child is diagnosed with cancer, VCU Massey Cancer Center is here to help.

We provide a level of expertise found only at the top 4 percent of cancer centers across the country designated by the National Cancer Institute. Massey is the only center in the Richmond area and one of two in Virginia designated by the NCI to lead and shape America’s cancer research efforts.

Massey's care is provided through VCU Health at VCU Medical Center, an award-winning hospital.

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Cancer can be intimidating. This is why CHoR treats the whole child, not just the disease.

Resources and support

Resources and support

Massey offers a number of support services to help you and your child face cancer.

Why choose VCU Massey Cancer Center for your childhood melanoma care

In partnership with Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, VCU Massey Cancer Center offers tremendous advantages and expertise in the care of skin cancers. Our medical team is composed of specialists from multiple fields who all have expertise in skin cancer and collaborate to develop the most effective treatment plan for each patient. Many of our doctors are also active scientists, participating in cutting-edge research in our labs and through collaborative clinical trials offered only at National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers like Massey.

Combined with a compassionate and patient-centered approach to care, this expertise and access to cutting-edge clinical trials and treatment options is why Massey is your best choice for the treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers

Discover the 5 Cs that make us the right choice for your child's cancer care. Choose Massey for your child's cancer care because we are:

Cutting-edge

The skin cancer team at VCU Massey Cancer Center consists of national leaders in cancer care and research from multiple disciplines who work together to provide the highest-quality diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. By pooling their expertise, our doctors are able to make the best decisions and give the most comprehensive advice and information.

Comprehensive

The skin cancer team at Massey offers an integrative approach with a full range of treatment options that support patients' strength and well-being while improving quality of life through treatment, recovery and survivorship. We also offer support services that range from helping minimize pain, symptoms and side effects to helping cope with the cognitive, emotional and psychological effects of cancer.

Collaborative

Cancer care generally requires multiple forms of therapy and various specialized doctors and specialists, who work as a team to treat the patient. Massey pioneered the region’s only multidisciplinary approach, in which specialists from numerous medical backgrounds collaborate in teams to coordinate all aspects and stages of patient care – and conveniently provide that care in multiple locations. This approach ensures that patients will receive the ideal combination and sequence of treatment.

Compassionate

Through respectful, attentive and compassionate care, Massey’s care team builds healing relationships with patients that help reduce suffering from cancer. We recognize that each patient’s medical, social, emotional and personal needs are unique, which is why patients have access to resources such as social workers, psychologists, legal and financial assistance, support groups, educational workshops and more.

Customized

Recognizing that each patient is unique and each type of cancer is different, Massey provides treatment strategies and care plans tailored and individualized to the patient. Patients also have direct access to a nurse navigator, who will provide guidance as they move through the health care system and treatment process.

Becoming a Patient

Our award-winning team at VCU Massey Cancer Center is transforming how cancers are prevented, detected, treated and cured, and it is our pleasure to care for you and your loved ones. Cancer is complex and its care can be complicated, so we want to make your experience as our patient as simple and positive as possible. 

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Pediatric Neurosurgery
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Ambulatory Care Center

Ambulatory Care Center

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417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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Bremo Road

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5855 Bremo Road, Suite 606-A
Richmond, VA 23226

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Children's Pavilion

Children's Pavilion

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1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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CMH Cancer and Specialty Care

CMH Cancer and Specialty Care

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750 Lombardy Street
South Hill, VA 23970

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Fredericksburg Multispecialty Center

Fredericksburg Multispecialty Center

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10528 Spotsylvania Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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Healthy Lifestyles Center

Healthy Lifestyles Center

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2303 N. Parham Road, Suite 1
Richmond, VA 23229

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Ridgefield Parkway

Ridgefield Parkway

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2200 Pump Road, Suite 210
Richmond, VA 23233

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Stony Point 9000

Stony Point 9000

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9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235

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2035 Waterside Road, Suite 100
Prince George, VA 23875

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VCU Medical Center Gateway Building

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1200 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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VCU Medical Center Main Hospital

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1250 E. Marshall Street
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VCU Medical Center North Hospital

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1300 E. Marshall Street
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