Treating advanced CSCC
Who treats advanced CSCC?
The following specialized doctors may be involved in your care and can help determine the right treatment
options for you.
Medical oncologists: Doctors who diagnose and treat cancers
Surgical oncologists: Doctors with specialized training to
manage and remove tumors and other cancerous tissue through surgery
Dermatologists: Doctors who evaluate and treat disorders of the
Radiation oncologists: Doctors who specialize in radiation
therapy, a treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors
Mohs surgeons: Doctors who use a specific surgical technique, called Mohs surgery, to
treat skin cancer. They remove thin layers of cancerous skin until no cancer cells remain
If possible, it is important that your doctor consider working with a team of multidisciplinary healthcare
providers when helping you look at all of your treatment options, and that they work together to develop a
treatment plan specific to you.
How can advanced CSCC be treated?
While most CSCC cases can be cured with surgery or radiation when found and treated early, in advanced
stages these can become more difficult to treat successfully.
Immunotherapy may also be used to treat metastatic CSCC or locally advanced CSCC when it cannot
be cured by surgery or radiation.