Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic specialists diagnose and treat many cases of lip cancer every year. They draw on this experience to provide you with a personalized treatment plan that takes into consideration your preferences in order to provide you with exactly the care you need.

Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their experience in diagnosing and treating lip cancers.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, ear, nose and throat experts (otorhinolaryngologists) work as a multidisciplinary team with dermatologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and plastic and reconstructive surgeons to care for people with lip cancer. Other professionals are included as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered to people with lip cancer includes surgery to remove lip cancer and to reconstruct and repair the mouth. Radiation therapy, proton therapy and chemotherapy also are offered.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 300 people with lip cancer every year. This experience ensures doctors have the knowledge and resources to provide you with the best care.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

March 22, 2017
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