We treat a wide variety of common and rare skin cancers, including:
- basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
- squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
- skin lymphoma
- merkel cell carcinoma
- Kaposi's sarcoma
Our skin cancer services are part of St John's Institute of Dermatology.
You'll be given a nurse specialist as your key worker and a patient tracker to organise your treatment. They will support you and your family. We can also provide support from a pyschologist in some cases.
We work across teams to give you the best possible care.
If you need skin surgery:
- non-melanoma surgery is done in our dermatology clinics or dermatology surgery and laser unit
- most of our melanoma surgery is done by our plastics surgery team
We're committed to providing you with personalised cancer care. You can read more about what this means on our cancer care and support page.
There is support and information available from:
- Melanoma Focus
- Macmillan Cancer
- British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)
- Cutaneous (skin) Lymphoma Foundation
- South East London Cancer Alliance
Mary Wain (lead)
Magnus Lynch (lead)
Research and clinical trials
Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.
You can also email [email protected] for more information.
Last updated: February 2024