Rare skin cancers

Rare skin cancers are frequently managed here at Skincanceronly

Most skin cancers managed in Australia are either:

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma  - includes Bowens disease and keratoacanthoma
  • Melanoma  - includes acral melanoma and lentigo maligna


Here at Skincanceronly Professor Dixon has a special interest in the rarer skin cancers that are outside of these common three groups.
Skin cancers we frequently manage include:

  • atypical fibroxanthoma
  • Merkel cell tumour
  • Microcystic adnexal carcinoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • Eccrine adenocarcinoma
  • Sebaceous adenocarcinoma
  • Other cutaneous sarcomas including undifferentiated tumours
  • Other cutaneous adenocarcinomas
  • Cutaneous secondaries

In many cases patients with these malignancies are co-managed with radiation oncology and / or medical oncology specialists.

Note that we do not manage cutaneous lymphoma here at Skincanceronly. We suggest patients with cutaneous lymphoma be managed by Dr. Prince's team at Peter MacCallum Centre in Melbourne.