Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic specialists provide expert care for people with squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, skin specialists (dermatologists) work with other experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery to provide comprehensive care for those with squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Other professionals are included as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors work with you to review all treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals.

The range of treatments for squamous cell carcinoma of the skin includes many types of procedures to remove skin cancer. These include local excision, Mohs surgery, laser treatment, cryosurgery, and curettage and electrodessication. Other treatment options include photodynamic therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy and other medicines.

Expertise and rankings

Dermatologists at Mayo Clinic have the knowledge and resources to provide comprehensive care for people with squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. When you seek care at Mayo Clinic, you can expect:

  • Personalized care. At Mayo Clinic, dermatologists work with other experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and others to address all your needs in your care plan.
  • Experience you can trust. Mayo Clinic dermatologists are respected for their expertise in diagnosing and treating squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and other nonmelanoma skin cancers.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center. These standards are recognition for scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic has been recognized as a top cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report since it began publishing rankings in 1990. Most recently, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, have been recognized among the top Cancer hospitals in the nation for 2023-2024 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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