Skin cancer care at Mayo Clinic
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Appointments in Minneapolis
Dermatology now offers services at Mayo Clinic Square. Call 507-284-2536 for an appointment.
Mayo Clinic doctors work in teams to provide personalized care for people with skin cancer.
Your Mayo Clinic care team
At Mayo Clinic, doctors from different specialties work together to provide you with comprehensive care that considers all of your health concerns.
Your care team might include:
- Plastic surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
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 skin cancer includes a variety of surgical procedures, including biopsies, wide excisions, Mohs surgery, more-extensive operations and plastic surgery. Other treatments, such as chemotherapy, biological therapy, photodynamic therapy and radiation therapy also are available.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their expertise in caring for people with skin cancer, including:
- Experience you can trust. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience diagnosing and treating all types of skin cancer, including common and rare types of the disease. Thousands of people with skin cancer seek care at Mayo Clinic every year.
- Access to the latest. Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists are actively involved in skin cancer research. This gives you the opportunity to participate in clinical trials investigating the latest in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.
- Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes 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 care by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
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.
Dec. 06, 2022