Lip cancer care at Mayo Clinic
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.
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 a variety of surgical procedures to remove lip cancer, including Mohs surgery. Specialists in reconstruction surgery use the latest techniques to repair the mouth and restore function. Radiation therapy, proton therapy and chemotherapy also are offered.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic doctors are equipped with the knowledge and resources to provide comprehensive care for people with lip cancer. When you seek care at Mayo Clinic, you can expect:
- Personalized care. At Mayo Clinic, ear, nose and throat experts (otorhinolaryngologists) form a team with dermatologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, and others to make sure all of your individual needs are addressed in your care plan.
- Experience you can trust. Mayo Clinic doctors are widely respected for their expertise in diagnosing and treating all types of cancer, including very rare types. Each year, more than 340 people with lip cancer receive care at Mayo Clinic.
- Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.
Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.
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