What is Melanoma?
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer , in fact the most dangers type, accounting for 79% of all skin cancer deaths. It is caused by mutation is the cells that give your skin and hair there color, appearing as a dark brown spot. Although it may begin as a mole or other irregularity it also can appearing out of nowhere on otherwise normal skin. This is why it is important to check with a doctor if you notice growing or changing spots on your skin.

How do we treat Melanoma?
To treat melanoma we have to surgically remove the cancerous growth. To do this we use a method know as Mohs Surgery. This basically involves repeatedly removing and testing sections of skin until the sections we remove no longer contain cancer. But it is important that we catch the cancer early as we can only remove it from skin. If melanoma reaches your other organs it usually can not be cured. Treatment then turns to attempting to shrink the cancer with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiation.

More Information about Melanoma.
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Melanoma Prevention
Skin Cancer ABCs: Detecting Moles With Melanoma