Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Skin cancer diagnoses vary widely.
Know your options.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in U.S. adults, affecting more than 3.5 million Americans each year. Non-melanoma skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma have a low likelihood of spreading and may require little more than minor surgery or topical chemotherapy. Sometimes skin cancer invades surrounding tissue and bones. Malignant cells may also spread through the lymphatic system to nearby lymph nodes, reappearing in other organs as metastasis. Because skin cancer occurrence varies so widely, turning to a team of experts may be essential to understanding your disease and the options available to treat it. The pathologists and oncologists at our cancer hospitals are experts in treating skin cancer, at every stage.

At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), our doctors treat only cancer, giving them the knowledge and experience to help you make informed decisions about your care. Your oncologist may recommend surgery to remove the cancer, radiation or chemotherapy to kill it, and plastic surgery to restore your function and appearance, if necessary.  CTCA® is committed to personalizing treatment plans to meet each patient’s needs and treatment goals. Your integrative care plan may include evidence-informed supportive care therapies to help you address skin cancer-related side effects like sun sensitivity, skin dryness, itchiness and redness, fatigue, swelling or nausea. We encourage you to explore this section to learn more about skin cancer and the treatment options available at our cancer facilities

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Our hospital accreditations

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What's the difference in skin cells?


Treatments and prognoses for skin cancer vary greatly, depending on the skin cells affected. Learn the difference between the cells of the skin, including melanocytes and basal, squamous and Merkel cells.

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