Treatment for aggressive skin cancers on the head and neck can be challenging. Our highly skilled surgeons use the best techniques to remove skin cancers. If you need chemotherapy, our medical oncologists specialize in treating patients with head and neck cancers.

With head and neck skin cancer treatment, our goals include:

  • Removing or destroying the tumor
  • Preserving healthy skin and function
  • Maintaining your appearance

The size, location and stage of each skin cancer will help us determine the right treatment options. We also take into account each patient’s own health and risk factors.

We treat almost all skin cancers with surgery first.

We often follow surgery with chemotherapy for more aggressive skin cancers.

We use radiation therapy for larger or more aggressive skin cancers, or for patients who can’t have surgery.

Radiation aims waves of intense energy to kill cancer cells. Learn more about our services by visiting our Radiation Oncology website.

These drugs use a patient’s own immune system to attack cancer. We use immunotherapy for more advanced skin cancers or cancers that have spread to the lymph nodes.

NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - A Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Markey Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – a distinction that recognizes our commitment to accelerating precision cancer research and care to patients. We are the first and only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center in Kentucky, and one of 57 in the nation.