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If you are at high risk for developing skin cancer due to an organ transplant or suppressed immune system, you need an advanced level of care. Our expert team catches skin cancers in the early stages, when they are easily treated. We believe in highly personalized care that involves carefully monitoring patients with early biopsies and frequent appointments. Our robust research program offers you access to clinical trials for melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma.
We believe in treating the whole person, not just a skin lesion. We collaborate with many other Stanford Health Care programs and clinics to deliver the most comprehensive skin cancer care available to people at high risk.
Medical and surgical clinics we work with
Tumor board - Reviews complex skin cancer cases on a monthly basis to ensure all possible resources and disciplines are brought to bear on your behalf.
General Dermatology Clinic - Our skilled colleagues in general dermatology quickly refer any high-risk patients to our clinic so we can provide an advanced level of care.
Skin Cancer Program - We work in concert with the Stanford Health Care’s Skin Cancer Program to collaborate on recurrent or metastatic skin tumors.
Transplant Program - Because organ transplantation confers an elevated risk of developing skin cancer, we work hand-in-hand with Stanford Health’s transplant program to provide continuity of care before and after surgery. We will see you before your transplant surgery to obtain a whole-body survey of lesions or moles, and then we will follow you closely for years after you receive an organ.
Advanced Wound Care Center - If you undergo extensive surgery for skin cancer, you may rely on the years of wound care experience our nurses bring to their practice.
Radiation Oncology - For advanced or difficult cancers like metastatic SCC or cutaneous lymphoma, we work with radiation oncology doctors to design a course of treatment specific to your needs.
Head and Neck Cancer Program - Stanford Health Care developed an entire team around head and neck cancers because these lesions require special handling in terms of surgical removal and scarring.
Cancer support services for you
Positive Care Clinic - For skin cancers that arise as a result of immunosuppression due to HIV-AIDS, you can participate in this clinic that offers accessible and discreet care in a supportive setting.
Medications that suppress the immune system may increase the odds of developing skin cancer. Learn how the Stanford High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic helped one patient with advanced prevention and treatments.
Some medications required after transplant may increase odds of developing skin cancer. The Stanford High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic offers advanced prevention, treatments, clinical trials and a tumor board.
Stanford Health Care is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.
We want to make your treatment as effective as possible. If you are a transplant candidate, contact us before your transplant surgery so we can evaluate your post-transplant risk level for skin cancer and prepare a treatment plan in coordination with your transplant team. Please ask us any questions you have — we want to make you comfortable and prepared.