Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Skin cancer diagnoses vary widely.
Know your options.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting more than 3.5 million Americans each year. Non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are not likely to spread and may require little more than minor surgery or topical treatment. Melanoma, which accounts for about 2 percent of all skin cancers but is responsible for most skin cancer deaths, may spread (metastasize) through the lymphatic system or bloodstream to other organs. 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, immunotherapy or targeted therapy, and plastic surgery to restore your function and appearance, if necessary. Your care plan may also include evidence-informed supportive care therapies to help you address skin cancer-related side effects, such as sun sensitivity, skin dryness, itchiness and redness, fatigue, swelling or nausea.

Hear stories from our survivors

Choose a patient to hear about their squamous cell cancer journey and treatment at CTCA.

Our patient satisfaction results

See how satisfied our patients are with their treatment and care team at CTCA.

*Mean score based on a 0-100 scale

96.6

overall hospital rating

93.7

physician / surgeon satisfaction

97.2

likelihood of recom- mending services

Our hospital accreditations

Our hospitals are fully accredited by a number of renowned health care organizations.

What's the difference in skin cells?

Skin

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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