Melanoma Skin Cancer
If you are diagnosed with melanoma, the characteristics and depth of your melanoma will be factored into the type of treatment recommended by your board-certified Forefront dermatologist. Many patients diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer may require additional X-ray diagnostic testing, immuno-diagnostic testing, or lymphnode biopsy of the tissue.
Fortunately, if you have been receiving regular skin checks, most melanoma can be addressed with a wide excision by your Forefront board-certified dermatologist. In some cases, Mohs Micrographic Surgery may be recommended for certain types of melanoma skin cancers. For this reason, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment for a skin check if you notice any changes in your skin.
For deeper melanoma lesions, a diagnosis on the biopsy sample itself can determine if a lymphnode biopsy is required. If the cancer has spread to lymphnodes, your physician will refer you to a medical and possibly surgical oncologist for further treatment.