Skin cancer services

Diagnosing and treating common and rare skin cancers 


Skin cancer services are delivered through the St John’s Institute of Dermatology, a world renowned clinical and research unit.

We treat a wide variety of common and rare skin cancers, including:

    • basal and squamous cell carcinoma
    • melanoma
    • cutaneous lymphoma
    • merkel cell carcinoma  
    • rase vascular tumours such as Kaposi's sarcoma.

We work across teams and clinical nurse specialists support all our patients. A full-time clinical psychologist is also available for you and referral is via our medical team.

You also have access to a wide range of clinical trials and research projects at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology. These involve clinicians as well as scientists at King’s College London. Find out more about our research work.

We're also one of the UK's biggest and most productive cancer centres linking laboratory research with the way we deliver cancer care. Find out more about our cancer researh.

Watch our videos on how mohs surgery works

Watch clinicians talk about how micrographic - mohs - surgery is used to treat skin cancer and hear Jeremy discuss his experiences of having the surgery.


SKIN, a history

Read about cancers of the skin in SKIN, a history using our page turning software or download chapter 5 (PDF 3.29Mb).