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 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 squamous cell carcinoma of the skin includes many types of procedures to remove skin cancer, including local excision, Mohs surgery, laser treatment, and curettage and electrodessication. Other treatment options include photodynamic therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy and other medications.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Turning the Compass Toward New Understanding of Skin Disorders

    A seasoned traveler, Lou Appignani relishes exploration and discovery. So when he was diagnosed with an inflammatory condition that affects his skin, he and his wife, Laurie, decided to contribute to medical research at Mayo Clinic to help dermatology experts unravel the mysteries behind skin disorders. As the door opens into Lou and Laurie Appignani's [...]

Expertise and rankings

Dermatologists at Mayo Clinic are equipped with 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 make sure all of your individual needs are addressed 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 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, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing 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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June 21, 2019