Make your skin a priority
The most deadly form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma is caused by unrepaired damage to cells that prompt cancerous growths. Melanoma is often caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation and often being in the deepest layer of the skin, where pigment is produced. Often appearing like or developing from moles, melanoma is often black or brown, but could appear as a variety of other colors as well. When caught early, melanoma is quite treatable, but it can advance and spread throughout the body, if left untreated.
It is imperative that you be seen for any unusual mole or mark on your skin, especially on places that are frequently exposed to the sun. If you notice changes on your skin that you think maybe melanoma, contact us immediately to schedule an examination and explore possible treatment options. We give patients who are concerned about skin cancer and melanoma priority when scheduling appointments.