Working with an experienced basal cell carcinoma doctor is highly encouraged, as an oncologist who specializes in skin cancer treatment can help ensure that you get the most appropriate treatments for your needs. While skin cancer is quite common, finding an oncologist (or multispecialty team of oncologists) who has an in-depth understanding of how to diagnose, treat and prevent the condition is crucial for achieving the best possible outcome and quality of life.
At Moffitt Cancer Center, patients can work with not just one basal cell carcinoma doctor, but a whole team of experienced oncologists who exclusively treat cancers of the skin. Our team includes:
- Surgeons who perform Mohs micrographic surgery, excisional surgery and other advanced procedures for basal cell carcinoma
- Medical oncologists who administer chemotherapy, including systemic chemotherapy (medications taken orally or intravenously) and topical medications that are applied directly to the skin
- Radiation oncologists who provide electron beam radiation (radiation therapy that does not go any deeper than the skin, sparing the surrounding tissues from exposure) and other forms of radiation therapy for basal cell carcinoma
Moffitt’s team also includes dedicated supportive care providers who assist patients with the unique challenges of coping with a basal cell carcinoma diagnosis. Because all of these providers are in the same location and take a collaborative approach to treatment, we are able to help our patients access the best options for their needs while eliminating as many inconveniences as possible.