Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer. Lesions may appear, anywhere on the body, as a dark brown, black or multi-colored growth with irregular borders that can become crusted and bleed. It is important that monthly body inspections are made because melanoma can appear without warning and it can spread to other organs. Detecting melanoma early can be lifesaving.
If melanoma does occur, we will discuss treatment options with you. Treatment options for melanoma include surgical excision, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
Overexposure to sunlight is the leading cause of melanoma. Limit your exposure to sunlight and wear sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and protective clothing.
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