Melanoma

Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer and usually appears as a dark brown, black or multi-colored growth with irregular borders. Melanoma can also appear pink, tan or even white and may crust and bleed.

Melanoma may affect anyone, at any age, and can occur anywhere on the body. People who have fair skin, light hair and eyes and/or a family history of melanoma are at an increased risk of developing Melanoma. Melanoma can arise in or near a preexisting mole or may appear without warning. Melanoma may spread to other organs and may become life-threatening if not detected early.

Warning Signs of Melanoma Include:

  • Changes in the surface of a mole.
  • Scaliness, oozing, bleeding, or the appearance of a new bump.
  • Spread of pigment from the border of a mole into surrounding skin.
  • Change in sensation including itchiness, tenderness, or pain.

If you notice a mole that looks suspicious or would like a skin cancer screening, please contact us at Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Center today.

The Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Center specializes in the advanced treatment of skin cancer and diseases of the skin which include disorders of the hair, nails and mucous membranes. Dermatologists perform many procedures including the removal of moles, warts, benign growths and skin cancers. We have provided various facts and information on skin diseases and skin cancer and the different treatment options. Please contact us if you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions regarding treatment.

Melanoma

Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer and usually appears as a dark brown, black or multi-colored growth with irregular borders. Melanoma can also appear pink, tan or even white and may crust and bleed.

Melanoma may affect anyone, at any age, and can occur anywhere on the body. People who have fair skin, light hair and eyes and/or a family history of melanoma are at an increased risk of developing Melanoma. Melanoma can arise in or near a preexisting mole or may appear without warning. Melanoma may spread to other organs and may become life-threatening if not detected early.

Warning Signs of Melanoma Include:

  • Changes in the surface of a mole.
  • Scaliness, oozing, bleeding, or the appearance of a new bump.
  • Spread of pigment from the border of a mole into surrounding skin.
  • Change in sensation including itchiness, tenderness, or pain.

If you notice a mole that looks suspicious or would like a skin cancer screening, please contact us at Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Center today.

215.345.MOHS (6647)
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