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Melanoma is a medical term that literally means “black tumor”. It concerns a local accumulation of pigment cells in the skin that have changed into cancer cells. Melanoma is the most life-threatening form of skin cancer. Even if it is relatively rare, it is seen more and more frequently. A melanoma usually comes from normal, healthy skin, but it can also arise from an existing birthmark. If you have any doubts about a spot on your body, book a consultation with one of our New York Dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology for the right diagnosis and treatment. We have four different practices in Manhattan.
To be able to recognize a (starting) melanoma there is the ABCDE rule that is easy to remember and use. A spot is suspicious if it has one or more of the following properties:
Asymmetry: the spot is not symmetrical in color or shape
Border: the spot has an irregular edge
Color: the spot has different colors or changes color
Diameter: the spot has a diameter of more than 6 mm
Evolving: the spot itches, bleeds or changes
If you have multiple moles, pay attention to the “ugly duckling”. This is a birthmark that looks a bit different than the other moles, which you may want to have checked at our practice in Tribeca, Manhattan (New York).
A number of risk factors are known for the development of melanoma:
There are a number of methods for treating melanoma. They are broken into two categories: surgical and non-surgical. The choice of treatment depends on the type of the melanoma, in addition to the location and size of the melanoma and the age and general health of the patient. The treatment that gives the best possible results will be chosen.
For more information about melanoma treatment and diagnosis, fill out the form below or call us at 718-857-7070 to schedule your consultation with an expert physician at Advanced Dermatology in Tribeca.
For the convenience of patients outside of Tribeca we also offer melanoma consultations elsewhere in New York and New Jersey:
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